Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need a Fur Dealer License?
Any person purchasing legally harvested raw pelts of furbearers must have a Fur Dealer License (ORS 497.218).
- What is a “raw pelt”?
A raw pelt is any pelt that has not been processed or converted to any usable form beyond initial cleaning, stretching and drying.
- Do I need a Fur Dealer License to purchase a fur coat?
No. The Fur Dealer License is for raw pelts only. Once the pelt is tanned, or fabricated into a finished product, the Fur Dealer license is no longer required.
- How do I obtain a Fur Dealer License Application?
Contact any ODFW Wildlife District or Regional office or call the ODFW Licensing Section at (503) 947-6100 and ask for a Fur Dealer License application form. Send the completed application and fee to the address listed above. This license is issued from the ODFW Salem office only.
- What does a Fur Dealer License cost?
The annual permit fee is $52.00, which includes an agent fee of $2.00 (ORS 497.022).
- What are the record keeping requirements for the Fur Dealer License?
Records must be maintained at the business address of the Fur Dealer for a period of three years. The necessary information includes: the date, numbers and types of pelts purchased, sold or disposed of; tag number, species, the state issuing the tag, and year of tag issuance of the furbearing mammals requiring tags; the name and address of those from whom the pelts were obtained or to whom they were sold or otherwise transferred.
- When does the Fur Dealer License expire?
The Fur Dealer License expires annually on December 31.
- How do I renew my Fur Dealer License?
Renewal forms will be sent to you each year. Simply complete the renewal application form, note any changes that may have occurred and return the completed renewal application form with the $52.00 fee to the Licensing Section (address above).