The Private Lands Alligator Management Program allows the harvest of non-hatchling alligators on private landholdings and government owned or leased lands that harbor a documented, harvestable alligator population. In addition, this program allows collection of alligator eggs and/or hatchlings with a documented minimum number of alligator nests or hatchling pods. Sovereign submerged lands are not eligible for this program.
Program News and Information
New! The Commission is considering changes to the rules that govern Alligator Farming and Private Lands Alligator Management Programs. To review a background report and draft rule language, please access the Meeting Agenda for the June 2013 Commission Meeting. We value your thoughts and input, and would welcome any you may have by sending them to Harry.Dutton@MyFWC.com.
Download a copy of the Private Lands Alligator Program information package or, if you prefer, a copy of the application only (or in MS Word format). The application requires an inventory of alligator habitats. Descriptions of wetland habitats can be found here.
Program participants are required to verify alligator habitat and population data using certified wildlife biologists, or, for habitat only, certified ecologists, certified fisheries scientists or certified foresters.
Private Lands Program Forms:
Private Lands permittees can now submit their Alligator Harvest Report Forms online.
Permitted private lands map
Private lands trappers can license their agents over the Internet, using the toll-free phone number, 1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA (1-888-486-8356), or by going to a tax collector's office or license agent (retail outlet that sells hunting and fishing licenses).