Species at Risk Act Permits

Service standard:

Issuance or refusal: issuance of permit or notification of refusal to issue a permit within 90 calendar days after the date of the notice indicating that the application has been receivedFootnote 1.

Performance target:

The target for achieving the standard is set at 100 per cent.

Performance information:

Performance results
Standards Target 2016-17
Issuance or refusal: issuance of permit or notification of refusal to issue a permit within 90 calendar days after the date of the notice indicating that the application has been received. 100% 98.5%

Applying for a Species at Risk Act permit:

Prescribed requirements are set out in the Permits Authorizing an Activity Affecting Listed Wildlife Species Regulations.

Application forms for Species at Risk Act Permits, along with additional information, can be found at the SARA Permits web page.

If, after you have reviewed the information at the above-noted website, you still have questions about the application or the process, you can contact your regional DFO Office.

Pacific Region (British Columbia, Yukon Territory, excluding the North Slope which is within Central and Arctic Region):

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3S4
Tel: (604) 666-7907
E-mail: sara@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Central & Arctic Region (Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Yukon North Slope):

Fisheries and Oceans Canada 
Freshwater Institute
501 University Cr
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N6
Tel: (204) 983-4438
E-mail: fisheriesprotection@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Quebec Region (Quebec, St. Lawrence River, Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence):

Fisheries and Oceans Canada 
850 Route de la Mer
C.P. 1000
Mont-Joli, Québec G5H 3Z4
Tel: (418) 775-0763
E-mail: lep-sara-qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Gulf Region (Maritime Provinces adjacent to the Gulf of St. Lawrence):

Fisheries and Oceans Canada 
P.O. Box 5030
343 Ave. Université
Moncton, N.B., E1C 9B6
Tel: (506) 851-6253
Email: GLF-SARA-LEP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Maritimes Region (from the northern tip of Cape Breton to the New Brunswick-Maine border):

Bedford Institute of Oceanography
P.O. Box 1006
1 Challenger Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2
Tel: (902) 426-8503
E-mail: XMARSARA@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca 

Newfoundland/Labrador Region (Newfoundland, Labrador):

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
East White Hills Rd
P.O. Box 5667
St. John's, NFLD A1C 5X1
Tel: (709) 772-4088
E-mail: SARANL-LEPTNL@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Service feedback:

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to SARA/LEP.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Concerns or complaints regarding the Department`s ability to achieve its service standard should be submitted to SARA/LEP.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

For more information:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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