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600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501-1091

 
Scientific Collection Permit Instructions and Application
Application
Microsoft Word Version
MS Word Version
Adobe PDF Version
Adobe PDF Version
Instructions
Microsoft Word Version
MS Word Version
Adobe PDF Version
Adobe PDF Version
 
Annual Report Form
Microsoft Word Version
MS Word Version
Adobe PDF Version
Adobe PDF Version
Annual Report Form for Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates
Microsoft Excel Version
MS Excel Version

As specified in WAC 220-20-045 and RCW 77-32-240, it is unlawful to collect fish, shellfish, or wildlife or their nests and/or eggs for the purpose of research or display without first obtaining a Washington state scientific collection permit.

State scientific collection permits are issued to scientists/researchers, educators/educational institutions, and museums, aquariums/zoos. They are NOT issued to the general public for collection/take of fish and/or wildlife. Under WAC 232-12-287, it is unlawful to possess wildlife found dead (unless with an appropriate hunting/fishing licenses and following the rules and regulations). One CAN collect/take naturally shed antlers of deer, elk, or moose.

The scientific collection permit fee is $117 ($12 for the actual permit and a non-refundable $105 application fee). Permit processing time is 60 days, pursuant to WAC 220-20-045.

You can download and print information about scientific collection permits and the application for a permit here to the right. Choose from either Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat formats.

For current permit holders, you can also print the required annual report due before a renewal permit is issued, here.

Send the application or annual report to:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Licensing Division
Attn: SCP
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98501

If you have questions please contact:

phone: (360) 902-2200
e-mail: scp@dfw.wa.gov