Falconry License



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Fees include a nonrefundable three percent (3%) application fee, not to exceed $7.50 per item. (Section 700.4, Title 14, California Code of Regulations)

Valid July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022

Entitlements Fee Description
Falconry Application Fee $16.48 Required for processing new and renewal applications.
Falconry License $91.67 Issued to any person at least 12 years of age, in possession of raptors to take game or nongame birds or mammals. Must also possess a hunting license.
Administrative Processing Fee $15.45 Required for Department staff entering reporting information into the Department's online reporting system.
Examination Fee $57.75 Required at time of initial examination or to retake the examination.
Inspection Fee Up to five enclosures: $305.50
Each additional enclosure: $15.45
Required for every new applicant, an applicant renewing a lapsed license, or a licensee that moves housing facilities to a new address.
Nonresident Raptor Capture Permit $374.50 Issued to any nonresident who wants to take raptors in from the wild in California and is licensed to practice falconry in another state.
Special Raptor Capture Drawing Application $7.73 Required at the time of application.

News Alert

FALCONRY EXAM UPDATE: CDFW has discontinued the falconry examination due to concerns about the answers being distributed broadly. Since then, we have evaluated several approaches for revising the exam. After careful thought, we decided to form an internal team of experts to make these revisions and are in the process of drafting a new exam utilizing available resources. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are unsure about the timing for reopening our offices and administering the new exam. As new information becomes available we will post it on this web page.

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