Restricted Prescription Drug Distributor - Destruction

This permit is required for a person to take possession in Florida of a prescription drug for the purpose of arranging for its destruction, but does not include the manufacturer of that drug or a permitted Restricted Prescription Rx Drug Distributor – Reverse Distributor. This includes persons transporting prescription drugs to a destruction facility or to a warehouse awaiting destruction, and persons warehousing prescription drugs prior to destruction.

Licensing Exceptions:

  • Common carriers are not required to obtain this permit, although contract or private carriers must obtain this permit prior to obtaining possession of the prescription drugs in Florida.
  • A destruction facility (such as a landfill or incineration facility) is not required to obtain this permit if the prescription drugs are destroyed immediately upon receipt.
  • This permit is not required if a person only performs the service of processing prescription drugs (such as preparing an inventory) for destruction and does not physically remove any prescription drug products from an establishment.


Application: Businesses seeking this permit must complete the Department’s application.  Mail or deliver the application and all required attachments to:

Inspection: Passing an onsite inspection is a prerequisite to issuance of this permit.

License Term: Restricted Prescription Drug Distributor – Destruction permits are valid through the last day of the initial issuance month in the second year of licensure.  Example:  A permit issued on September 12, 2011 would be valid through September 30, 2013.

Fee: The application and permitting fee is $600 for a two-year permit, plus a one-time pre-permit inspection fee of $150. Make checks payable to DBPR. The inspection fee applies only to new permits.

Form Assistance

If you have any questions or need assistance completing these forms, please call the Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics Program at (850) 717-1800.

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1047

Telephone: 850.717.1800