New Jersey

Regulatory Agency


New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish & Wildlife


  • Wildlife Permits Unit: (609)-984-6213
  • Wildlife Control: (908)-735-8793
  • Wildlife Relocation Permits: (609)-292-2965
  • Wildlife Management: (609)-292-6685
  • License System Questions: Sabrina.Visco@dep.nj.gov


License Details


Fees


There is a $22.00 fee associated with the permit


License Duration


Permits are valid from the date they are issued to December 31st of the same calendar year


How to Apply


  • Fill out the application and submit the fee with the application


Renewal and Reporting


Permits must be renewed annually


A report of all activities must be submitted within 31 days of the permit expiring


Laws and Regulations


  • Written permission must be obtained from the landowner prior to conducting depredation control activities
  • Depredation Control of nongame Migratory Birds requires a current applicable Federal Fish and Wildlife Depredation Control Permit as well as a New Jersey State Depredation Control Permit
  • A photocopy of the current permit must be carried in the field at all times
  • Upon request the permit shall be shown to authorized personnel
  • No unauthorized people should be included in Depredation Control activities


Laws Regarding Translocation


All releases should be done within a 2 mile radius of capture


Releases of adult rabies vector species must take place within the township of origin in suitable habitat and with permission from the landowner. No releases within the township may be greater than a 10-mile distance from the capture site for raccoons and foxes, and 5 miles for skunks and woodchucks.


No release of animals is permitted on federal, state, county or municipal land without prior permission.


Trap Tags


Traps must have engraved or firmed affixed to them, the name and phone number or the owner