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Do I Need a Permit?

Image of a bald eagle in a nest and the symbol for the Do I Need a Permit section

Welcome to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pacific Region Bald and Golden Eagle Permit Recommendation Tool. By selecting an activity type below and answering a few questions about your project or activity, you can receive an online recommendation from the Pacific Region - advising whether or not you should apply for an eagle take permit, or whether you need further technical assistance from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. .  For Bald Eagles, this information can also be found in the Bald Eagle Management Guidelines, on which recommendations in this tool are based.

This tool does not collect any personal information, nor does the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service retain or track your answers to these questions. The use of and recommendations resulting from this tool are for your information and records only

Note: This tool does not work with Internet Explorer. If no activity types appear in the dropdown menu below, please use another free web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

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By answering a few questions you can determine if your activity requires a permit or if you need to contact the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for technical assistance.

Please begin by select the type of activity you are conducting.

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Last Updated: January 9, 2015
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