Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Mallard Control Permit HELP                  
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You may contact the FWC at 850-488-5878 or 321-726-2862 for help with this application, these are not toll free numbers.

Application: All data fields are required except business name, alternate phone number, and email address.

General Information:

The permit you receive from this site can be used only in Florida to control mallard ducks between May 1 and August 31 of each year. Mallard eggs and nests may be controlled throughout the term of the permit April 1 - March 31).

Only one individual possessing a valid Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Mallard Control Permit is required to be on-site during capture and control efforts. (For example, in a situation where a landowner hires an animal control business to remove mallards, either the landowner or an individual with the animal control business must possess a valid permit and be on site; both parties do not need permits. However, the birds and/or eggs must remain in the possession of the permit-holder until such time as they have been properly disposed.) 

Business owners:  Permits are issued to individuals.  Employees may operate under a business owners’ permit provided that the business owner is on-site during any mallard control efforts. However, the birds and/or eggs must remain in the possession of the permit-holder until such time as they have been properly disposed. Alternatively, employees may obtain their own permit and conduct control activities without the business owner on-site. All permits are issued free of charge. Only one individual possessing a valid Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Mallard Control Permit is required to be on-site during capture and control efforts.  

Data Reporting:  Datasheets are provided and data must be reported by April 30 of the current permit year even if no control activity was conducted. In cases where no control activity was conducted, no ducks were caught, or no eggs were collected, report zero’s.   

Current Permit Holders:  

Click to access:

1) Datasheets
            2) Duplicate FWC or Federal Permit
            3) Duck Identification
            4) Web page for reporting activity
            5) Link to Euthanasia document
            6) Link to Florida Statutes regarding Cruelty to Animals

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