This application is for a permit that will entitle the person named on the permit to collect, for the period of one (1) year, vertebrate fossils on land owned or leased by the State of Florida.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: DUE TO STAFFING ISSUES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PROCESSING OF NEW PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND RENEWAL OF EXISTING PERMITS WILL SOMETIMES TAKE SUBSTANTIALLY LONGER THAN USUAL. PLEASE ALLOW FOR THESE TO TAKE UP TO FOUR WEEKS. ALSO THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IS NOW CLOSED TO VISITORS. THIS MEANS THAT PERMITS CAN NO LONGER BE OBTAINED IN PERSON AT THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY’S DICKINSON HALL.
The permittee must abide by all the provisions contained in Florida Statutes § 1004.575-576 and the University of Florida Regulation implementing this law.
DO NOT USE THIS FORM if you already have a permit or had one at any time in the past and wish to renew it for an additional year. Follow these instructions instead to renew. This form is only for individuals who have never had a permit before.
Print out and mail completed application to:
Program of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800, USA
The following must be enclosed with the filled-out application:
- Photocopy of applicant’s identification document (i.e., driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport).
- Check or money order for $5.00* in U.S. currency payable to the University of Florida. If you are sending two or more applications, just send one check for the total amount, not multiple checks of $5. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN YOUR CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS!
*Because of increased postage costs for mail sent to addresses outside the United States, add $1 for shipments of 1 to 3 permits and $2 for shipments of over 3 permits if this applies. This includes Canada and Mexico.