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Mammals: licence to kill, take or disturb for health and safety (A05 and LR05)

Apply for a licence application form to kill, take or disturb mammals and use prohibited methods to prevent damage and protect public health, and find out how to report your actions.

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Application for a licence to kill, take or disturb mammals and use prohibited methods in relation to damage and public health and safety (A05)

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Water voles only: use this method statement template to support your licence application

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Report your actions (LR05)

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Details

If there’s a public health and safety risk or damage caused by mammals, you can apply for a licence to kill, take or disturb them. This includes using prohibited methods.

What your application must show

On the application form (A05) you must include:

  • a summary of why you need to apply
  • details of any damage to land, crops, fisheries or property if relevant
  • details of any action taken to solve problems
  • site details, including county and Ordnance Survey grid reference
  • details of all the licensable and prohibited actions you wish to perform and related training courses
  • the species the application applies to

You must show:

  • your qualifications and experience
  • if you’ve applied for the licence before
  • why you are applying
  • conservation considerations
  • authorisation from the landowner or occupier

How to report your actions

You must report any actions you took using this licence on the report form (LR05). You must report no later than 2 weeks after your licence expires, even if you’ve taken no action. Send your completed form by post or email to Natural England using the details on the form.

Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 25 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Application form replaced with updated version.
  2. Replaced application form with revised version. Added new report form.
  3. First published.