Determining if you need a permit for 10 or
This permit is available when 10 or fewer burrows
will be impacted on a development site and the gopher tortoises
will be relocated to a suitable on-site or off-site recipient area.
The intent of this permit type is to provide a less expensive
option for applicants impacting fewer numbers of tortoises;
therefore, the amount of information required for the application
is reduced. Applications are reviewed by FWC staff, and additional
information may be required in situations where submitted
information is not clear or does not appear to meet criteria for
this permit type.
These permits usually are issued for smaller
properties (such as single-family residential lots), but larger
properties may also meet the criteria for this permit when
development activities are minimal or only a few burrows are
present on the property.
To obtain a 10 or Fewer Burrows permit, the individual handling
the gopher tortoise(s) must either complete the online e-Learning
curriculum or have an Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent
permit, and submit a $200 mitigation contribution.