STATE AGENCY


Native Species:


Department of Natural Resources

          Division of Fish and Wildlife
          500 Lafayette Road

          St. Paul, MN 55155-4040     
          (651) 296-3344

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75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55155


Sessions: 2 year (odd-even)


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STATE AGENCY


Regulated Animals/Import:


Board of Animal Health
625 Robert Street North

          St. Paul, MN 55155      
          (651) 296-2942    

Meets: Quarterly 


NEXT MEETING: Jul

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 MAIN LAW


Regulated animals: BANS except grandfathered animals registered with local animal control and one future replacement.  USDA facilities may only acquire ones to keep numbers possessed on that date (excludes offspring under 6 months).  Fully exempt are AZA facilities, certain wildlife sanctuaries, licensed game farms with furbearing animals or bears, DNR licensees, research or medical institution, or a USDA exhibitor for a circus, carnival, rodeo, or fair.  (Minnesota Statutes 346.155, 1/1/2005)


EXOTIC ANIMALS


 Birds have basic care rules.  (Minnesota Statutes 346.40 – 346.42; Minnesota Admin Rules 1700.4200 - 1700.4500)



NATIVE SPECIES
 

Protected wild animals: Need one of the following permits:

  • Possession Permit (research or educational programs, not for pets)
  • Endangered Species Permit (endangered and threatened species - same as Possession Permit)
  • Exhibition Permit (public exhibition except public zoos or wildlife exhibits, public traveling zoos or circuses, and pet shops)
  • Falconry Permit (residents)
  • Raptor Permit (nonresidents)
  • Raptor Propagation Permit (sell captive bred ones)
  • Game and Fur Farm (breeding furbearing animals limited to fox/mink captive bred 2 generations, game birds, bears, or mute swans)
  • Wildlife Rehabilitator Permit
  • Zoological Specimen Collecting.


(Minnesota Statutes 97A.015, 97A.025, 97A.041, 97A.105, 97A.401, 97A.405, 346.56; Minnesota Admin Rules 6212.1400 - 6212.1500, 6212.1700 - 6212.1800, 6238, 6244.0100 to 6244.3300)

BANS skunks except for zoos, circuses or other shows without public contact and scientific or educational institutions (Minnesota Statutes 145.365).  Issues Turtle seller, turtle seller’s apprentice, and recreational turtle permits for western painted, snapping, or spiny softshell turtles.

(Minnesota Admin Rules Ch 6256)



INVASIVE SPECIES


Invasive species classifications:


(Minnesota Statutes 84D; Minnesota Admin Rules Chapter 6216)


HEALTH LAWS


 Has domesticated wild animal rules regarding bites and exposure to rabies. (Minnesota Admin Rules 1705.1090, 1705.1131, 1705.1147, 1705.1151)