Department of Fish and Wildlife
#1 Sportsman’s Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
Board: Fish & Wildlife
NEXT MEETING: Sep 7
Fish and Wildlife Committee
Meets: Quarterly - Prior month
NEXT MEETING: Aug 17
Inherently dangerous wildlife and other prohibited exotics: BANS except grandfathered owners, zoos, government agencies, colleges or universities, accredited educational or research institutions, circus, exhibitor at county or state fair, and service animals under the ADA with written permission from the Commissioner, and those within the state for less than 96 nonconsecutive hours not in public contact.
(Kentucky Rev. Statutes 65.877, 7/13/2005; 301 Kentucky Admin Regs 2:082 Sec. 3 (2))
All other exotics do not require a permit for possession. (301 Kentucky Admin Regs 2:082 Sec. 3 (1))
Prohibited native wildlife: BANS except for AZA, circuses or for scientific or educational purposes by a municipal zoo, government agency, college or university, or similar research or educational institution. Coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks may only be imported by one of the above.
Ferrets: Need Ferret Permit to keep ferrets obtained from the wild as pets or for purposes other than hunting. (Kentucky Rev. Statutes 150.355)
Other native wildlife: Requires either a commercial or noncommercial captive wildlife permit.
Noncommerical captive wildlife permits are no longer issued for captive cervids.
(301 Kentucky Admin Regs. 2:081)
Need transportation permit except those exempt and certificate of veterinary inspection except reptiles or amphibians. Individual Transportation Permit is for a single shipment and Annual Transportation Permit is for multiple shipments and requires 48 hours notice before shipment.
(301 Kentucky Admin Regs. 2:081 Sec. 5 (9); 2:082 Sec. 3 (5 and 6)
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, Ky 40601
Sessions: 1 year
Convenes: Jan (Tue after 1st Mon)
Odd Years: 30 legislative days
Even Years: 60 legislative days
During Session: 10 days excl Sun
After Session: 10 days after adj
Pocket Veto: No
Kentucky Constitution Sec 88
90 days after adj except emergency bills
Kentucky Constitution Sec 55