Last updated April 2023

Link to state website


Nicole Stuttgen
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
4034 Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem, OR 97305

Is a state permit needed for banding?

Yes. Under Oregon’s regulations, take is defined as “(26) “Take” means to kill or obtain possession or control of any wildlife.”

Permit application forms

  • Application Form
  • Renewal – via email
  • Threatened and Endangered – same form
  • Salvage – same form

State lands

To be determined

Prior notice

Check 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.


Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 635. Department of Fish and Wildlife Division 43. Other Regulations. Miscellaneous Permits and Records.

Oregon state endangered species law

Oregon Statute 496.172 Commission management authority for threatened or endangered species; rules. 

Make sure you check the list – it can change!


California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus)
California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni)
Short-tailed Albatross (Diomedea) Phoebastria albatrus)

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus)


Northern Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis caurina)
Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus nivosus)