Environmental management – form

Mammals: licence to kill, take or disturb for health and safety

Get a licence application form to kill, take or disturb mammals and use prohibited methods in relation to damage and public health.

Documents

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 action taken under this licence

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Detail

If there is 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 needs to show

You’ll need to 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 OS 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’ll need to 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 send a report of all the actions undertaken with this licence to Natural England within 2 weeks of its expiry date. Send your report using the form provided above.