If you can’t find the relevant forms or guidance below for what you want to do, please see our birds and licensing or protected species pages for further information on what needs a licence and how to apply.
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 to livestock or crops)
Licence application form - Fish-eating birds
Licence application form - to control predatory species for conserving wild birds
Guidance - general licences for birds
Guidance - gull identification & annual cycle guide
Guidance - fish-eating bird licence applications
Guidance for applicants - licences to control predatory birds for the conservation of wild birds
Guidance - data protection notice
If you already have a licence number, include it in the subject line of your email, or have it to hand when you call.
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