If your permit has expired, it should be renewed (do not apply for a new permit). Even if it was last valid many years ago. If you errantly made vertebrate fossil collections on state land following the expiration date, these must be reported on a report form with a special notation. If you do not remember your permit number or the exact dates when it was last valid, then email us at vertpaleo@floridamuseum.ufl.edu or call (352) 273-1821 and we will look that information up for you.

Download Fossil Report Form

Mail the following items to:

Program of Vertebrate Paleontology
1659 Museum Road (Dickinson Hall)
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, USA

  1. Your filled out and signed report form.
  2. Check or money order for $5.00 per applicant in U.S. currency, payable to the University of Florida. If you are sending multiple permit renewals or applications, include 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!