General Wildlife Permit

General Wildlife Permit

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This application allows you to complete a general permit application for Fish and Wildlife permits that do not have a specific application form.

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Costs and Responsibilities

Due to the complex nature of this application, fees will not be collected or calculated online. Instead, a Clerk will contact you to inform you of any fees owed and to arrange payment. 

Please see Payment Guidelines for more information.

The Habitat Conservation Trust Fund surcharge is included in any applicable fee(s).

Fees calculated on the electronic Fish and Wildlife application may not be the complete final fee. A Permit Clerk will contact you if late fees are owed or if other licence specific fees are outstanding.

Fee Exempt

If you are requesting this application to be exempt from fees, please follow the instructions below to complete the electronic application submission:

  • Make sure that you are eligible for fee exemption as per the reasons listed in the "Fee Exemption Regulations".
  • Provide proof of exemption along with your application (if applicable).
  • On STEP 7 of the application, indicate that you are fee exempt and the reason(s) for exemption. You can indicate this in the "ANY OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR APPLICATION" section of the application.
  • For Payment option, select "Pay in person".
Contact FrontCounter BC with application tracking number to let the office know you have submitted the application but have NOT paid the fee and that you need to be fee exempt as per the reason(s) listed in the regulations.

What you need to apply

Steps to Obtaining General Wildlife Permits

NOTE: An Application for Wildlife Act Permits must be completed. The information below is specific to the different types of General Wildlife permits and the additional information and documentation required for that particular type of permit.

Dead Wildlife

Live Wildlife


What happens after you apply

The target time frame for decision on your permit is 30 days*

*Processing time may be considerably longer if there is a required consultation process.

Due to the complex nature of this application, fees will not be collected or calculated online. Instead, a Clerk will contact you to inform you of any fees owed and to arrange payment.

Receiving the application

Your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. Your payment and documents will be entered into the appropriate systems. When necessary, you will be contacted for more information. 

An application will not be accepted and processed until all required information as well as payment has been received.

Decision Making

A decision will be made on whether to issue a permit or not after a full review of your submission.

Issuance of Permit

If your application is approved, the permit is issued and sent to you by FrontCounter BC. If your application was not approved, you will be notified. 

NOTE: If you used a BCeID and a licence or permit is issued, you can download it from the Manage your Natural Resource Applications webpage by logging in using your BCeID

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Certification of Specimen
Disabled Medical Assessment Form
Fishing Program Plan
Hantavirus Guidelines
Parent/Guardian Consent Form
Public Safety Plan
Raptor Report Form
Raptor Capture Report Form
Salvage Checklist
Signed Statement
Wildlife Act

Tips for a successful application

Follow these tips to make the application process easier:

  1. Review this guide and have all the information and documents ready before you start filling out the application.
  2. Use a Basic, Personal or Business BCeID for your application. A BCeID is easy to get and allows you to save your application, reopen it, and check the status of your application online. Applications will automatically time-out after a certain period of inactivity if not saved.
  3. Contact FrontCounter BC before you begin, to help you with all natural resource applications.