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Depredation Permits

For further information on permits call
803-734-3609.

Request a permit from any DNR Wildlife Management or Law Enforcement office at no cost to the applicant. These permits are valid for 30 days, and are renewable if additional time is needed to alleviate the problem. Additional permits may be required when dealing with Federally-protected birds. A depredation permit is not required when capturing any nuisance furbearer or squirrel causing property damage within one-hundred yards of a home.

Area Phone Number
Region 1 - Clemson 864-654-8266
Region 2 - Florence 843-661-4766
Region 3 - Columbia 803-734-4303
Region 4 - Charleston 843-953-9307

The DNR's Furbearer Project also maintains a list of Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators (NWCOs) that can assist property owners with various nuisance wildlife problems for a fee. The List of Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators is provided in the Adobe PDF file format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open the files and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.

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