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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, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Entitlements Fee Description
Falconry Application Fee $14.68 Required for processing new and renewal applications.
Falconry License $81.89 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 $13.65 Required for Department staff entering reporting information into the Department's online reporting system.
Examination Fee $51.50 Required at time of initial examination or to retake the examination.
Inspection Fee Up to five enclosures: $273.75
Each additional enclosure: $13.65
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 $335.50 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.

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Main Office: 1740 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834 | Sales Offices
(916) 928-5805 |

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