Birds - Licence forms and guidance documents (preventing serious damage, preserving public health and safety & air safety)

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 application form - to kill geese to prevent serious damage to crops

Licence application form - to kill ravens

Licence application form - to take or kill birds, their nests or eggs

Licence application form - to take or kill wild gulls, their nests or eggs (serious damage or public health and safety one-off/non-nesting adults)

Licence application and return form - to take or kill wild gulls, their nests or eggs (multi-site/recurring site)

Licence application form - Control of predators

Licence application form - Fish-eating birds

Guidance - general licences for birds

Guidance - gull management

Guidance - fish-eating bird licence applications

Guidance - data protection notice

 

Contact

If you already have a licence number, include it in the subject line of your email, or have it to hand when you call.

Licensing Team

01463 725364

[email protected]

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