Trap registration

Register the use of traps under our General Licences

Trap registration

As of 1st April 2020 NatureScot Licensing will be taking over Trap Registration from Police Scotland.  From this date, you will need to register with us in order to use Larsen Traps, Larsenmate Traps, Larsenpod Traps and multicatch crow traps under our General Licences.  You’ll need to register with us even if you have previously registered with Police Scotland.  Police Scotland trap registration codes will no longer be valid after 1st April 2021.  Registrations are now issued to individual people rather than properties.  Trap registration codes which we will provide you must be attached to any of the traps listed above used under our General Licences.

Read our Licensing guidance note on labelling traps.

How do I register?

Trap registration should only take 5 minutes and you won’t need any special information other than your own contact details. Register your traps.

If you are unable to use the online registration above, you can apply using our word document trap registration form.  Please note this method of registering traps will take much longer for us to process and issue you with a registration code.

Meat bait returns

If you registered to use meat bait in traps under our General Licences in any given year, you must provide us with return information detailing your use of meat bait and any non-target captures.  This information must be provided to us by completing the meat bait return form and sending it to [email protected] before 31st January of the following year.

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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]