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Indiana General Assembly

      200 W. Washington Street
      Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786


Sessions: Annual


Convenes:Jan (Tues after 2nd Mon)

 

Adjourns:

   Odd Years: April 29

   Even Years: March 14


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During Session: 7 days
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Indiana Constitution Art 5 Sec 14


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Indiana Code 1-1-3-3


STATE AGENCY


Department of Agriculture

     Board of Animal Health
     4154 N. Keystone Ave.

     Indianapolis IN 46205     
     (317) 544-2400  

Meets: Quarterly


NEXT MEETING: TBD


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PERMITS ISSUED:

  • Wild Animal Possession Permit (private possession)
  • Game Breeder’s License (propagate wildlife)
  • Wild Animal Rehabilitation Permit (may exhibit nonreleaseable animals with educational permit)
  • Special Purpose Educational Permit (educational displays)
  • Scientific Purpose License


(312 Indiana Admin Code 9-10-4, 9-10-9; Indiana Code 14-22-22)

Class I, Class II and Class III wildlife: PERMIT required zoos, carnivals, animal dealers, pet shops, circuses, nature centers, traveling through the state, and USDI license. Listed reptiles may only be sold by an AZA zoo or USDA permits.

(312 Indiana Admin Code 9-5-8, 9-10-9.5, 9-11)

NOTE: Several small cats are now Class II and domestic cat and dog hybrids are now exempt.  There were also amendments to the requirements for the different classes.  For full changes, click here.  (LSA 13-24, 1/21/2014)


EXOTIC ANIMALS


Exotic mammals may be killed if they escape and damage property.  (312 Indiana Admin Code 9-3-18.5)


NATIVE SPECIES

Fur-bearing mammals and native mammals require a USDA breeder/dealer, scientific or educational license, or one of the permits listed. The sale of fur-bearing mammals requires a game breeder’s license, and the sale of other native mammals requires a USDA license.  Badgers, bobcats and otters are prohibited under a Game Breeder’s License.

(312 Indiana Admin Code 9-3-14.5, 9-3-16, 9-3-17, 9-3-18.1)

 Reptiles: BANS wild-caught endangered species and Eastern box turtles as pets or selling them. BANS sale of native herp except for the young of eight species of snake with a reptile captive breeder's license and captive-born albinistic, leucistic and xanthic ones and educational institutions, zoos, and fish suppliers. BANS wild caught venomous reptiles.  BANS endangered turtles as pets.   (312 Indiana Admin Code 9-5-11).

INDIANA

STATE AGENCY


Department of Natural Resources

  Division of Fish and Wildlife

  402 W. Washington St., Rm. W273  

  Indianapolis, IN 46204-2781
  (317) 232-4080


Board: Natural Resources

             Commission


Meets: Every other month


NEXT MEETING: Jul 17


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PERMITS

DNR Permits


Permit Coordinator:
(317) 232-4102