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Wild Animal Permit


License Fee Description Exemptions
$10 application, $150 each animal Dangerous Wild Animal Permit None


The possession of dangerous wild animals presents serious public health and safety concerns and shall be regulated for the following reasons: (1) To prevent the introduction or spread of disease or parasites harmful to humans, domestic livestock and poultry, wildlife and captive wild animals; (2) To ensure the physical safety of humans; (3) To prevent the escape or release of an animal injurious to or competitive with agricultural, horticultural, forestry, wildlife and other natural resources; and (4) To prevent the mistreatment of permitted dangerous wild animals.


Permits effective for the next calendar year beginning January 1st

Renewal Information


Duplicate License Requirements


Prerequisites and Requirements


Animal and property description, no previous conviction for animal abuse or neglect, proof of ownership via acquisition and veterianry records, permanent unique animal identification applied to each licensed animal, no prior suspension or revocation of similar permit by a governmental agency, may not move or transfer the animal without writtrwn consent of the board ( except for treatment at licensed veterinarian's facility).

Required Documentation

Application, Insurance

Bonding Requirements


Insurance Requirements

Liability insurance in an amount of not less than $300,000 with a deductible of not more than $250 for each occurrence of property damage, bodily injury or death caused by a dangerous wild animal possessed by the person

Statutes, Administrative Rules, Ordinances

Other Detail Information