Environmental Conservation Law Section 11-0524
Nuisance wildlife control operators
1.No person shall charge a fee to take, possess, transport or release wildlife whenever it becomes a nuisance pursuant to section 11-0505, 11-0507, 11-0521, or 11-0523 of this title unless such person has been issued a nuisance wildlife control operator license by the department.
2.No person shall be issued a license by the department under this section unless he or she provides evidence satisfactory to the department, that he or she has completed nuisance wildlife control training. In addition to any other requirements of the department, such training shall include training in site evaluation, methods of resolving common nuisance wildlife problems, including, but not limited to, non-lethal methods; exclusion methods; habitat modification; and capture and handling techniques.
3.The department may issue a revocable nuisance wildlife control operator license and adopt regulations concerning the qualifications for such license and the terms and conditions of such license provided, however, that any such regulations, terms and conditions include training requirements consistent with subdivision two of this section.
4.The fee for a nuisance wildlife control operator license shall be fifty dollars paid annually to be deposited in the conservation fund established pursuant to State Finance Law § 83 (Conservation fund)section eighty-three of the state finance law, provided, however, that a municipality shall not be subject to this fee.
5.Any person licensed pursuant to this section shall submit annually a report to the department which specifies each client’s name and address, the date work was performed, the species controlled, the abatement method used, the disposition of the animal, and any other information as required by the department. The department shall annually update a list of nuisance wildlife control operators and make it available to the public in both printed and electronic formats.
Section 11-0524 — Nuisance wildlife control operators,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ENV/11-0524 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).