Eagle Permits
Midwest Region

Bald Eagle Permit: Non-Purposeful Take

Application and Fee Schedule

(50 CFR Part 22.26)


The information on this page pertains to a "non-purposeful take" permit. This permit authorizes the non-purposeful take of live bald eagles and their eggs, where the take is associated with, but not the purpose of a human activity or project, and where take cannot practicably be avoided. Authorization is subject to conditions to minimize impacts. The regulation authorizing non-purposeful take permits for bald eagles can be found in the Code of the Federal Register 50 CFR 22.26.


If you have not done so already, please review the Bald Eagle Permit: Non-Purposeful Take - Step by Step Guidance before completing an application.


We recommend that you contact the eagle biologist in your area before submitting an application. Contact information for the eagle biologists is at the bottom of this page.


To complete your application be prepared to:


  • Identify the specific activities that will result in take
  • Quantify impacts to eagles
  • Develop and document avoidance and minimization procedures
  • Develop a monitoring and reporting program
  • Provide compensatory mitigation, if necessary
  • Consider other applicable laws and regulations
  • Submit application processing fee



An online electronic application form is available to apply for a permit to take a bald eagle, nest, or eggs.


Eagle Take Permit Application – Federal Permit for Non-Purposeful Eagle Take (Form 3-200-71)


Please mail the completed application (to include original signatures in blue ink), any associated documents, and payment (in the form of a check or money order made out to US Fish and Wildlife Service) to:


U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Migratory Birds Permit Program

Attn.: Deanne Endrizzi
5600 American Blvd. West, Suite 990
Bloomington, MN 55437-1458

Phone: 612-713-5441



Eagle Take & Eagle Nest Take Standard Permit   $500
Eagle Take & Eagle Nest Take Standard Permit Amendment   $150
Eagle Take & Eagle Nest Take Programmatic $1000
Eagle Take & Eagle Nest Take Programmatic Amendment   $500








Processing Times

Depending on the complexity of the project, the processing time could be anywhere from 2 to 24 months to complete.


For more information contact:


In Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana:

Chris Mensing

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - East Lansing Field Office

2651 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517-351-8316

E:mail: Chris_Mensing@fws.gov


In Wisconsin and Minnesota:

Mags Rheude

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Twin Cities Field Office

4101 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 612-725-3548 ext. 2202

E:mail: Margaret_Rheude@fws.gov


In Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri:

Drew Becker

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rock Island Field Office

1511 47th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Phone: 309-757-5800

E:mail: Drew_Becker@fws.gov





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Last updated: April 12, 2016