Natural England - Which application form do I need?

Which application form do I need?

If you are unsure of which form you need to fill in to apply for a licence this guidance on which application form you may need should help.

The range of forms available may seem daunting - but wildlife legislation is complex and we need to obtain different information from you the applicant in each specific situation.

Who are you? – pick a category you feel most describes you.

Farmers
Surveyors, scientists & conservation workers
Developers & commercial companies
Householders
Fisheries managers
Wildlife or environmental consultants
Water company/ Drainage board
Forestry company
Museum/Collector/Zoo/Rescue centres
Pest controllers
Photographers

Farmers

Surveyors, scientists and conservation workers

Developers and commercial companies

  • Badger setts are present where a housing or other development is planned WML-A24: (461kb)pdf document
  • Great crested newts present on development site WML-A14: (186kb)pdf document (3 sections to complete)
  • Bats present on development site (e.g. barn conversion with maternity roost) WML-A13: (183kb)pdf document (3 sections to complete)
  • Dormice are present on development site WML-A35: (184kb)pdf document (3 sections to complete)
  • Other EPS species listexternal link present on development site WML-A12: (171kb)pdf document (3 sections to complete)
  • Birds are trapped in a factory which produces food causing a health and safety concern WML-A08: (427kb)pdf document
  • Birds are nesting on a dangerous building scheduled for demolition WML-A08: (427kb)pdf document
  • Birds on airfield causing a health and safety risk that are not included on the Class Licence WML-A08: (427kb)pdf document

Householders

  • Badger sett in the garden causing damage such as subsidence to garden buildings and pathways WML-A01: (422kb)pdf document
  • Bird nest causing a health and safety risk – wish to move it WML-A08: (427kb)pdf document
  • Rabbit damage to garden – application unlikely to be necessary please see our rabbits page

Fisheries managers

  • Cormorant, goosander, merganser, heron or otter causing significant losses to fishery WML-A06: (428kb)pdf document

Wildlife or environmental consultants

Water company

Forestry company

Museum/Collector/Zoo/Rescue centres

  • Sale of a protected species WML-A38: (426kb)pdf document
  • Possession of a protected species acquired after 10 June 1994, may be possible to act under General Licence 02, or if not apply specifically under WML-A37: (426kb)pdf document
  • Keeping mink, grey squirrel or coypu for exhibition to the public WML-A04: (417kb)pdf document
  • Releasing muntjac, grey squirrel or other Schedule 9 species WML-A03: (443kb)pdf document

Pest controllers

  • A bird is trapped in client's food factory that is not included on the Class licence WML-A08: (427kb)pdf document

Photographers

  • Photographing or filming specially protected birds (Schedule 1) such as barn owl or kingfisher WML-A28: (430kb)pdf document
  • Photographing or filming bats at a roost WML-A34: (172kb)word document
  • Photographing or filming fully protected species (Schedule 5) such as dormouse, red squirrel, otter WML-A29: (435kb)pdf document