Apply for a gull licence
Find out about gull management
If you are not experienced with gull management, you may wish to seek advice from a pest control specialist.
You must read the following before you apply:
- Gull Management Guidance (opens in a new tab)
- Gull identification and annual cycle guide (opens in new tab)
Do you need a gull licence?
If you need to manage gulls to preserve public health and safety, you must have a licence for:
- nest or egg destruction
- relocating chicks
- lethal control
Renewing a licence
You must apply for a new licence annually for a site, rather than request a renewal. You must have submitted a return for your previous licence before we will consider issuing a new one.
If you need assistance with this service, contact the NatureScot Licensing Team.
- We aim to respond within 2 working days.
- 01463 725 364
- Voicemail service. We aim to respond within 2 working days.