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Alligator Management Program

Nuisance Alligator Hotline

Concerned about an alligator? Call FWC's toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline. 866-392-4286

Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program

News

New! If you submitted a Statewide Alligator Hunt application during phases I and II of the application period, you can check your application status at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. If you were successful in the random drawing, your credit or debit card will be charged for the permit and tag fees, and you will be emailed a receipt. You can expect to receive a package in the mail with your license, permit and two CITES tags within six weeks.

Phase III of the application process for Statewide Alligator Harvest Permits is open from June 14 - 24. There are 869 permits available. Check GoOutdoorsFlorida.com to see what permits are available, and login to your account to apply.

Online Alligator Harvest Report Form for Statewide Alligator Harvest Program participants. You must know your FWC Customer ID number to access your records. This ID number is printed on the upper left side of your Alligator Trapping License and can be found on your hunting and fishing licenses. If you complete the online form, then you do not have to mail in a hard copy form, unless you transfer your alligator carcass to a commercial alligator processor, then you must also complete or print out a hard copy of the alligator harvest report form, and a copy of this form must be transferred with the carcass.

Living with Alligators

The FWC provides living with alligators safety advice and informational tools such as a video, infographic, and brochure.

Create awareness of the possible presence of alligators in ponds and canals with these signs. 
Don't Feed Alligators!
Be Alert!

Nuisance Alligator Hotline: 866-FWC-GATOR

People with concerns about an alligator should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-392-4286. When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, FWC will dispatch a contracted nuisance alligator trapper to resolve the situation.

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

FWC Alligator Research Publications