Beavers - Licence forms and guidance

If you can’t find the relevant forms or guidance below for what you want to do, please see our licensing or protected species pages for further information on what needs a licence and how to apply.

Licence returns

If there isn’t a return form below for your licence, please email [email protected] with the information as requested on the conditions of your licence.

Licence amendments and renewals

If you wish to amend or renew an existing or expired licence, please email [email protected] with the changes to be made or details of the renewal, quoting the licence number.  Please ensure that you have provided any required licence return before requesting a licence renewal.

Forms and guidance

Licence return form - beavers

Controller return form - beavers

Management framework for beavers in Scotland

Guidance - European protected species licensing tests

Guidance - notes for an application for a licence for European protected species

Guidance - species protection plans

Guidance – notes for surveys and monitoring supported by SNH

Guidance – accompanying notes for survey and monitoring licences

Guidance - data protection notice


Licensing Team

01463 725364

[email protected]