University of Illinois Extension

How to Solve a Problem with Wildlife at Your Home

Do I Need a Permit?

There are different protections for different species in Illinois. Use the following keys to determine whether or not you need a Nuisance Animal Removal Permit. Each of these keys is also available as a PDF that you can download and print.

Please contact a local Illinois Department of Natural Resources District Wildlife Biologist if you need to request a Nuisance Wildlife Removal Permit.