How to apply for or renew your Trap Registration Certificate number

You must have a current Trap Registration Certificate to trap on the land of another. The certificate number must be embedded or cut into each trap.
A Massachusetts Trap Registration Certificate must be renewed every 2 years.

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Mandatory Trapper Education
Successful completion of a Trapper Education course is mandatory for first-time trappers and Problem Animal Control (PAC) agents in order to apply for a trap registration certificate. A Trap Registration Certificate Number is required to trap on the land of another. You may complete Trapper Education course in any U.S. state, including the class offered by Massachusetts Hunter Education Program. The Massachusetts course includes the training required to use Bailey or Hancock traps. Both a Trapper Education Certificate and a Bailey-Hancock Certificate are issued to students who successfully complete Trapper Education.

Trap Registration Certificate
All traps used on the land of another must have a valid Trap Registration Certificate Number embedded or cut into the trap. The assigned number, including letter and figures, must be at least 1⁄8 inches high and legible at all times. The trap must also have attached a metal tag bearing the owner’s name, town, and registration number. The registration number is yours for life, but must be renewed every two years. To trap on the land of another, a trapper must maintain a current certification of that registration number.

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The initial fee for trap registration is $8.00. Renewal fee is $8.00.

How to apply How to apply for or renew your Trap Registration Certificate number

To renew your Trap Registration Certificate, log into MassFishHunt and click on Buy Licenses.

To apply for a Trap Registration Certificate for the first time, contact Bob Arini at Bob.Arini@mass.gov.

To renew your Trap Registration Certificate, visit a license agent.

To apply for a Trap Registration Certificate for the first time, contact Bob Arini at Bob.Arini@mass.gov.

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