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:
An online electronic application form is available to apply for a permit to take a bald eagle, nest, or eggs.
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:
Depending on the complexity of the project, the processing time could be anywhere from 2 to 24 months to complete.
In Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana:
In Wisconsin and Minnesota:
In Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri: