STATE

COUNTY LAWS

TOWNSHIP LAWS

CITY LAWS

ALABAMA

NA
CITY
ALASKA

NA

ARIZONA

NA
CITY
ARKANSAS
COUNTY
NA
CITY
CALIFORNIA

NA

COLORADO

NA

CONNECTICUT



DELAWARE

NA

FLORIDA
COUNTY
NA
CITY
GEORGIA

NA

HAWAII

NA

IDAHO
COUNTY
NA
CITY
ILLINOIS
COUNTY

CITY
INDIANA
COUNTY

CITY
IOWA

NA
CITY
KANSAS
COUNTY

CITY
KENTUCKY
COUNTY
NA
CITY
LOUISIANA

NA

MAINE



MARYLAND

NA

MASSACHUSETTS



MICHIGAN



MINNESOTA



MISSISSIPPI

NA

MISSOURI



MONTANA

NA

NEBRASKA



NEVADA

NA

NEW HAMPSHIRE



NEW JERSEY



NEW MEXICO

NA

NEW YORK



NORTH CAROLINA

NA

NORTH DAKOTA



OHIO



OKLAHOMA

NA

OREGON

NA

PENNSYLVANIA



RHODE ISLAND



SOUTH CAROLINA

NA

SOUTH DAKOTA



TENNESSEE

NA

TEXAS

NA

UTAH

NA

VERMONT



VIRGINIA

NA

WASHINGTON

NA

WEST VIRGINIA

NA

WISCONSIN



WYOMING

NA


LOCAL LAWS

Counties, townships, cities and homeowners associations can all regulate exotic animals.  Ask the animal control officer for a copy of the animal laws.  Do NOT mention that you want an exotic. Always get their response in writing, whether for or against ownership. ZONING LAWS, such as commercial or residential classification, may also set guidelines about where exotic animals may be kept and for what purposes. Although a certain county or city may not ban exotics as a whole, they may regulate where in the county or city you can house them. For example, some cities ban "wild animals" in commercial/residential areas, and allow them only in agriculturally zoned or rural areas.  For those states with township governments, exotic animals may ONLY be regulated through zoning codes.

LOCAL LAW SUMMARY


NOTE: This information is provided for informational purposes only. It is a work in progress.  Remember that laws change and users are responsible for checking for updates or changes.  UAPPEAL and other individuals who compiled this information are not responsible for any mistakes. 


ABBREVIATIONS: AC = Adopts County, B = Ban, PB = Partial Ban, P = Permit, PP = Partial Permit, R = Other Regulations