State permit policies & procedures
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Website Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Contacts Richard Kirk
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Ellington Agricultural Center, PO Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 781-6619
Fax: (615) 781-6654
Is a permit needed for banding?No state permit is needed; of course, you must have a federal permit. (pers.comm. 25 August 2009, R. Kirk to E. Paul)
Permit application forms
- Application Form -
or from the agency website
- Renewal - same form
- Threatened and Endangered
- same form
- Salvage - same form
wishing to collect biological or geological materials, or air or water
samples, or install research equipment on State Park or Designated
State Natural Area land must obtain a scientific research and
collecting permit from the Tennessee Division of Natural Areas.
See http://tennessee.gov/environment/permits/parkcoll.shtml for additional information and
permit conditions. Even if not expressly required to do so, you should
always contact the manager of that particular state land unit or with
the owner of private land before your arrival. You want to be aware of
the hunting seasons, and, of course want to be sure that your
activities will not interfere with the activities of that park,
wildlife management area, or other state land unit, and that your
activities will not adversely affect public use of the land or with the
activities of private landowners.
Tennesse Code Annotated (Statute)
70-2-213. Permits for scientific purposes — Reports required — Penalty for violation. —
(a) The executive director has the power, at the executive
director's discretion, to grant permission, under the executive
director's seal, to any reliable person to take, capture and transport
in Tennessee, wild birds, and nests and eggs of wild birds, and wild
animals and fish, when taken and used for purely scientific purposes.
The permit so issued shall continue in force for one (1) year after the
date of issue and shall specify the number of any species to be taken
under the permit.
(b) Each person receiving a permit under the provisions of this
section shall report to the wildlife resources agency on blanks
furnished by it, at or before the expiration of such permit, the number
and disposition of the collections made under the permit.
(c) Any person taking any wildlife in violation of the provisions
of this section, or of the permit held by that person, shall be, upon
conviction, fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more
than one hundred dollars ($100) and the permit held by that person
shall become void.