Last updated March 2023
Arizona Game & Fish Department
Christina Kondrat, Permits Biologist
5000 W. Carefree Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Phone (623) 236-7625
Fax (623) 236-7939
IMPORTANT: (Email recommended to reduce unnecessary delays in the application process. In the subject line include the SCL holder’s last name and, if renewing, license # (e.g. Jones, SP789665))
Is a state permit required for banding?
Permit application forms
- Application Form (note – you have download first in order to open the document)
- Renewal – same as original application form
- Salvage – if requested; no separate permit for salvage needed
- If you plan to hold live birds taken under a scientific collecting permit after the scientific collecting permit expires, you will need a wildlife holding license.
Arizona does not have its own endangered species statute
In Arizona, a scientific collecting license is required (in addition to any federal permits) to conduct vocalization playback, handling, manipulating or collection of any threatened & endangered or federally protected species.
Additional permits and/or permission from the land owner/manager or resource management agency may be required for access to conduct activities and/or collecting on National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuge, Department of Defense, Native American (Indian reservations), State Parks, State Monuments, or private lands.
Consult with landowner or manager.
See R12-4-418 for the regulations related to Scientific Collecting Permits