Deer Salvage Permits

A deer cooperator permit issued by the Service allows the permittee to conduct deer carcass removal and handling operations on private land. The fee to apply for this permit is $100. A permit expires 1 year from the date it is issued. If the Service does not issue the permit, the fee shall be refunded. The applicant for this permit is required to provide the Department with the method the applicant will use to dispose of a deer carcass at the time the applicant applies for the permit. 

Deer Salvage Permit Application Form

Request by E-mail:
(include US Mailing Address)

Request by Phone:
(410) 260-8540
Toll-free in Maryland:
1-877-620-8DNR [8367], Extension 8540
TTY: Maryland Relay via 1-800-735-2258 or 711

Request by Mail:
Wildlife Permit Coordinator
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife and Heritage Service
580 Taylor Ave., E-1
Annapolis MD  21401

The Tawes State Office Building is open to customers by appointment only; walk-in customers will not be accepted without a confirmed appointment.

To schedule wildlife permit appointments please email or call 410-260-8540.