Protected Wildlife Permitting Contacts

Contact Permit Staff for protected wildlife permitting or technical assistance at:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Species Conservation Planning Section
Protected Species Permit Coordinator
620 South Meridian Street, Mail Station 2A
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1600
(850) 921-5990
WildlifePermits@myFWC.com

Additional Regional Assistance

Regional Species Conservation Planning Biologists are available to provide technical assistance on assorted listed non-marine wildlife issues.  You should contact your Regional Biologist to discuss wildlife scientific collecting, relocation, ecology, development, and nuisance issues.  Some situations may require both biological and permitting technical assistance.  We ask that you contact the Tallahassee permitting staff regarding issuance of required permits early on while seeking technical assistance through the Regional office.

Gopher Tortoise Permits

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Division of Habitat and Species Conservation
Attn: Rick McCann
620 South Meridian Street, MS 2A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
(850) 921-1031

You may complete applications* online External Website and direct calls relating to applications or guidelines to:

Protected Species Permit Coordinator
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street, Mail Station 2A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
(850) 921-5990 /Fax (850) 921-1847
Email: WildlifePermits@myFWC.com

Direct all other listed and protected species related calls to the appropriate Regional Species conservation Planning (SCP) Biologist, listed below:

Northwest Region
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3911 Highway 2321
Panama City, FL 32409-1658
(850) 265-3677/Fax (850) 747-5690

Southwest Region
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3900 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL 33811-1299
(863) 648-3200/Fax (863) 701-1248

North Central Region
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
P.O. Box 177
Olustee, FL 32072
(904) 758-0525/Fax (904) 758-0533

South Region
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
(561) 625-5122/Fax (561) 625-5129

Northeast Region
Species Conservation Planning Section
FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
1239 S.W. 10th Street
Ocala, FL 34474-2797
(352) 732-1225/Fax (352) 369-2455



FWC Facts:
Armadillos are not native to Florida, but are now common over most of the state. They like forested or semi-open habitats with loose-textured soil that allows them to dig easily.

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