Alligator Management Program
New! If you submitted a Statewide Alligator Hunt application during phases I, II and III of the application process, 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 IV of the application process for Statewide Alligator Harvest Permits will begin at 10 AM on June 27. Permits will be issued on a first-come first-served basis, and persons who have been issued a permit in a previous phase can purchase additional permits. 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
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.