Midwest Region - Eagle Permits Conserving the nature of America

USFWS Offices and Refuges Near You

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you »

Conserving the Nature of America

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


Adult bald eaglePhoto courtesy of Kenneth Cole Schneider, Creative Commons


Eagle Permit Application Forms

Here you will find permit application forms for various eagle permits.


NEW Electronic Permitting System

It is now possible to submit many permit applications and pay processing fees online. Some permit applications still need to be submitted by mail at this time, including renewals and amendments to existing permits. On-line applications can be initiated at the Service's ePermits site.

If you are not able to access this system you may still download and fill out a permit application form below..


Incidental Take: Nest or Roost Disturbance, Incidental Injury or Death of an Eagle.

Nest Removal: Removal or Relocation of an Eagle Nest

Depredating Eagles: To take or disturb bald or golden eagles that have become injurious to wildlife, agriculture or other personal property, or human health or safety. 

Eagle Falconry (Golden Eagles)


Exhibition/Scientific Collection

Scientific Collection:

Scientific Collecting permits authorize the research of eagles. This includes everything from trapping live eagles to collecting or possessing eagle parts such as feathers, bones, egg shell fragments, or other parts for research purposes.

Annual Report

Eagle Exhibition (live eagles only)

Currently, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service directive issued in response to a 1994 Presidential Memorandum, requires all eagle remains (including those of live eagles that die while in captivity), molted eagle feathers, and eagle parts to be shipped to the National Eagle Repository (Repository).

Read more about eagle feathers and display of dead eagles.

CITES Import-Export/Eagle Transport for Scientific or Exhibition Purposes

Transport of Eagles into the United States for Scientific or Exhibition Purposes


Native American Use

Eagle Parts for Native American Religious Purpose:

Permit Application & First Order/ Certification of Enrollment in a Federally Recognized Tribe

Eagle Parts for Native American Religious Purposes -  Re-Order Request

Native American Take for Religious Use

Native American Eagle Aviary
Native American Eagle Aviary Annual Report

CITES Import-Export/Eagle Transport for Indian Religious Purposes


Other Forms

Annual Reports

Removal of Golden Eagle Nests during Resource Development



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