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Alligator Super Hunt

An alligator super hunt permit is a type of limited entry permit required to participate in the alligator super hunt. Each successful alligator super hunt applicant will receive an alligator trapping license, a harvest permit, and two CITES tags. Each permit authorizes the permittee to take two alligators anywhere throughout the state where access is granted. The alligator super hunt season begins on August 15 and ends on December 31.

Applicants who are awarded an alligator super hunt permit will be charged automatically. The alligator trapping license/permit and two CITES tags will be mailed to the successful applicants within six weeks of purchase.

A Florida hunting or fishing license is not required to participate in the alligator super hunt.

Cost (All Sales are Final – No Refunds): Credit card information must be submitted with each application. The card used will be charged automatically if successful (please see the Credit or Debit Card Charging Process section below for more information). Handling fees may also apply.

Application: $5.00 per application

Alligator Trapping License/Permit/two CITES tags for Florida Residents: $272.00

Alligator Trapping License/Permit/two CITES tags for Non-Residents: $1,022.00

Alligator Trapping License/Permit/two CITES tags for Resident Disability Hunt/Fish License Holders: $22.00.

NOTE: Residents over 65 who have previously held a Florida Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License and need to renew it should reach out to before applying for the statewide alligator harvest to avoid being charged $272.
Permit/two CITES tags for customers who already have an Alligator Trapping License valid through Dec. 31: $62.00

Requirements to Apply: Applicants must be 18 years old by August 15.

Exemptions: There are no exemptions for obtaining this permit type or associated fees.

Groups: There are no group applications for this permit type.

Preference Points: There are no preference points for this permit type.

Transferability: These permits are not transferable.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online at (sign on and choose “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit”) or by completing the Application Worksheet and presenting it to any license agent or tax collector’s office.

A valid credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) must be included with each application and the card will be charged automatically if the applicant is successful in the drawing.

Applications and Permit Issuance: Applicants may submit and unlimited number of applications and receive up to one permit. Permits will be issued via random drawing.

Importance of Residency at Time of Application: Residency status is established at the time of application and will be used throughout the issuance process. If residency status changes, the application must be cancelled and resubmitted with updated residency information (see How to Cancel or Change an Application below). Residents who do not hold a Florida driver’s license or identification card cannot use the online system to apply as a resident and must instead apply in-person at a license agent or tax collector’s office with alternate proof of residency.

How to Cancel or Change an Application: Applicants can opt to cancel a submitted application during the open application period. An application may be resubmitted to update residency status, and/or credit or debit card information. To cancel an application, a customer can log into their customer account at, click “Manage” and then “Cancel” next to the alligator super hunt application under the “Limited Entry Quota Applications & Awards” tab. Once an application is cancelled, a new one may be submitted.

Credit or Debit Card Charging Process: A valid credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) must be submitted with each application. At the time of the random drawing, beginning with the lowest random number, each card will be processed to verify there are sufficient funds to cover all applicable fees. If sufficient funds cannot be verified the applicant will be marked as unsuccessful, and the drawing will move on to the next random number.

Drawing Results: Drawing results will be posted to customer accounts at Note: All sales are final and there will be no refunds available or offered for successful applicants.

How to Get the Permit: Successful applicants who have provided a valid email address will receive a receipt of payment. All successful permittees can expect to receive their alligator trapping license/permit/two CITES tags by mail within six weeks of each drawing. Applicants should ensure that the mailing address on file is accurate and up to date to ensure any mailed permits arrive in a timely manner.

Reprints: Alligator trapping licenses and permits can only be reprinted by the FWC Office of Licensing and Permitting upon written request from the permit holder. Any customers who request reprints must allow at least 10 business days to receive the replacement permit and tags. Receipts, temporary license numbers, and printed copies of Internet pages may not be used as an alligator super hunt permit.

Guests: There are no guest permits available for the Alligator Super Hunt; however, a permit holder may have appropriately licensed individuals assist in the hunt. The permit holder must be present on the hunt and each assistant must either hold a valid alligator trapping license or alligator trapping agent license. Those wishing to assist in this way can purchase an alligator trapping agent license for $52 anywhere licenses are sold. Non-participating passengers in a boat with alligator trappers are not required to be licensed. Individuals who are age 15 or younger are not required to have an agent license to participate.

Note: Customers with a valid FWC Persons with Disabilities Resident Hunting/Fishing License are exempt from the cost of an alligator trapping agent license but must obtain the license at no cost to assist a permitted trapper on a hunt. Non-participating passengers in a boat with alligator trappers are not required to be licensed.

Reporting Requirements: By the end of the alligator super hunt hunting season, permit holders must report their harvest using an Alligator Harvest Report Form. Unused tags must also be returned to the FWC, and failure to comply may result in exclusion from participation in the statewide alligator program for a period of one year.

Alligator Violations: No person who has been convicted of any violation of s. 379.409 or s. 379.3015 or the rules of the commission relating to the illegal taking of crocodilian species shall be eligible for issuance of a license for a period of 5 years subsequent to such conviction. In the event such violation involves the unauthorized taking of an endangered crocodilian species, no license shall be issued for 10 years subsequent to the conviction. Any false statement will render the permit void and will subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable law.