Permits provide a means to balance use and conservation of protected species. You can help conserve protected species by complying with these laws to ensure that your lawful activities are separate and distinct from the activities that harm populations in the wild.

If you are unsure whether you need a permit from our office, review our “Do I Need A Permit?” webpage.

Before you apply for a permit, be sure to review our guidance on how to apply for a permit.

If you are trying to access application forms issued by other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service programs or other agencies, please visit the websites of our partner offices and agencies:

  • Check with our Office of Law Enforcement for their requirements for the import and export of wildlife and wildlife products.
  • Our Endangered Species Program issues incidental take, enhancement of survival, recovery and interstate commerce permits for ESA-listed species that are native to the United States.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has jurisdiction over whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions, under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
  • Check with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for their requirements for the import and export of plants and plant products.
  • Be sure to check with the state for their requirements, and if relevant, the foreign country for their requirements.

Permit Application Forms

You can browse our application forms by form number, activity, or species.

By Application Form

By Activity
By Species

 

If you are unsure whether you need a permit from our office, review our “Do I Need A Permit?” webpage.

Before you apply for a permit, be sure to review our guidance on how to apply for a permit.

If, after reviewing this information, you are unsure about what application form to use, please contact us.