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       1007 E. Grand Ave.
       Des Moines, Iowa  50319


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Iowa Constitution Art III Sec 16


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Iowa Constitution Art III Sec 26

IOWA

MAIN LAW


BANS dangerous wild animals except for AZA facilities, wildlife sanctuaries, agricultural animals, assistive animals, wildlife rehabilitators, circuses, cities, falconry, nonprofit 501(c)3 registered prior to that date for exhibition at a municipal zoo, state fair, research facility, vet, pound, animal shelter, county conservation board, public agency, an animal transported through the state within 96 hours, and state licensed USDA facilities.  Grandfathers animals registered by 12/31/07 and microchipped by 9/1/07.  Owners are also required to maintain health and ownership records, keep the dangerous animal in a primary enclosure except when visiting a vet or transferring to a sanctuary, put up a sign that a dangerous wild animal lives there, and maintain $100,000 of liability insurance with no more than a $250 deductible. 

Dangerous Wild Animals:

  • Canines (except wolf dogs)
  • Felines (except Bengals/Savannahs F4 or later)
  • Bears
  • Hyenas
  • Elephants
  • Nonhuman primates
  • Herp: Crocodilians, water and crocodile monitors, certain constricting and venomous snakes
  • Wild boars
  • Hybrids


(Iowa Code 717F 1-13, 7/1/2007; Iowa Admin Code 21-77.1 to 21-77.14)

NATIVE SPECIES


The breeding or selling of game birds or fur-bearing animals requires a Game Breeder’s License except 2 captive ones kept as pets and government zoos and exhibits.  Fur-bearers must have been kept in captivity 2 years and may not be taken from the wild.  (Iowa Code 483A.23, 481A.60 to 481A.62)


 SPECIAL PERMITS

  • Scientific Collector’s (Iowa Admin Code 571-111.2)
  • Educational Project Permit (educational or zoological displays of protected species) (571-111.4)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation (Iowa Admin Code 571-111.5)
  • Import Permit - Call (515) 281-5547 8:00 to 4:00

STATE AGENCY


Dangerous Wild Animals


Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

       Bureau of Animal Industry
       Wallace Building

       502 East 9th Street

       Des Moines, IA 50319       
       (515) 281-5587

Board: Board of Veterinary Medicine


Meets: Monthly 


NEXT MEETING: July 26


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PERMITS

DWA Registration Form

DWA Facility Registration

STATE AGENCY


Native Species


Department of Natural Resources

  Customer Service Bureau     
  Same address as Agriculture         
  (515) 281-5918    

Board: Natural Resources Commission


Meets: Monthly (2nd Thu) 


NEXT MEETINGJul 12


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PERMITS

DNR Licenses