Download the forms required in the application process for black-tailed prairie dog relocation below. Please note that these applications are for black-tailed prairie dogs only, and do not apply to any other species.
Completed applications and forms should be sent to the local District Wildlife Manager. Refer to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Offices/Phone Numbers
page to find the office nearest you.
The same application form is used for live relocation and transportation of live prairie dogs to a raptor rehabilitator or the Black Footed Ferret Program.
- Live Relocation: complete full application and submit with $40 permit fee.
- Transportation of live prairie dogs to raptor rehabilitator or the Black Footed Ferret Program: complete Parts 1 and 2 only of application and submit with $40 permit fee.
No permit is required to transport dead prairie dogs to a wildlife rehabilitator for donation. It is required, however, that this report be submitted to CPW within five business days after the donation. Review “Human Health Risks” for important information. It is recommended that the local District Wildlife Manager be notified prior to any trapping efforts.