Florida Fossil Permit Renewal

Mail the following items to:

Program of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800, USA

  1. Your name (as it appears on the permit) and your permit number (listed on your permit card).
  2. Check or money order for $5.00* in U.S. currency payable to the University of Florida. If you are renewing two or more permits, just send one check for the total amount, not multiple checks of $5. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH.
  3. If your mailing or email address or phone number have changed in the past year, please send up-dates so we can keep our database current.
  4. If you have not already submitted a signed report form for the permit-year, one must be included in the renewal package. Failure to submit a report form will prevent the Program of Vertebrate Paleontology from issuing you a renewed permit.

*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.

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 Richard Hulbert and he will look that information up for you.


Updated January 4, 2015