Waterfowl Sale and Disposal Permit
A federal Waterfowl Sale and Disposal permit authorizes the sale, donation, release, or other disposal of waterfowl. Waterfowl species include members of the family Anatidae (ducks, geese, brant, and swans).
Duration: 5 years
Application: Form 3-200-9
Reporting: Annual (Jan. 31)
Annual Report: Form 3-202-2
Transfer Form: Form 3-186
Regulation: 50 CFR § 21.25
Waterfowl and their eggs may not be taken from the wild
- Purchasing: A permit is not required to purchase or acquire properly marked, captive-reared waterfowl (See 50 CFR 21.14)
- Mallards: You do not need a federal permit to raise and sell properly marked, captive-reared mallards (See 50 CFR 21.13).
- Muscovy Ducks: You do not need a federal permit to raise and sell captive-reared muscovy ducks (See 50 CFR 21.54 ). Release of Muscovy ducks outside their natural ranges is prohibited.
Please contact our office at PermitsR1MB@fws.gov or 503-872-2715 if you have questions about permits.