Migratory Bird Depredation Permit
In most cases, any person, agency, corporation or municipality will need a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) migratory bird depredation permit when handling migratory bird problems. For more information, visit the USFWS Migratory Bird Program website (External Link) or call DEC's Special Licenses Unit at 518-402-8985.
All Other Depredation Permits
For other wildlife problems, contact a Regional DEC Wildlife Office or visit DEC's Nuisance Species webpage to identify whether you will need a depredation permit or license to take a wild animal causing a nuisance, destroying property, or threatening public health or welfare.
Applicable Laws and Regulations
New York Codes Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)
New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)
The following links leave DEC's website:
- 11-0523 - Destructive or Menacing Wildlife; Taking Without Permit (External Link)
- 11-0521 - Destructive Wildlife; Taking Pursuant to Permit (External Link)
- 11-0505(5) - Interference with Fish and Wildlife (External Link)