You need a permit to trap pigeons in New York City. You must be a New York State licensed exterminator to request a permit.

You can report people trapping pigeons on private, commercial, or public property without a permit.

The City does not accept complaints about people keeping pigeons in coops or as pets. Owning pigeons is legal in New York City.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to report the problem or request a permit.

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