Licenses and Fees

These regulations apply to native lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders, and related species. They do not apply to alligators.

To sell amphibians and reptiles you collect in Louisiana, you must have a Commercial Reptile and Amphibian Collector’s License ($25 resident/$10 resident under age 16; $200 nonresident).

You must have a commercial gear license to operate a single-throated hoop net or turtle trap ($25 resident, $80 nonresident).

To apply for LDWF-issued licenses, contact 225-765-2898 or visit LDWF’s Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Renew your licenses online at