STATE AGENCY


Import:

Department of Agriculture

        Board of Animal Health
        121 North Jefferson St.

        P.O. Box 3889

        Jackson, MS 39207        
       (601) 359-1170

Meets: Every other month


NEXT MEETING: Jul 11

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            400 High St.

            Jackson, MS, 39201


Sessions: 1 Year


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Adjourns: 90 calendar days /

          125 calendar days after election 


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Mississippi Constitution Art 4 Sec 72


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MISSISSIPPI

MAIN LAW


Inherently dangerous animals: Permit needed along with $100,000 per animal up to $1,000,000 of liability insurance and meeting enclosure standards.  AZA accredited or official municipal zoos, university research facilities, governmental agencies, transient circuses and rehabilitation and sanctuaries are exempt if they submit an exemption certificate and are approved. 

  • Personal Possession Permit (non commercial)
  • Temporary Exhibitor Permit (less than 30 days)


(49 Mississippi Code Ch. 8, 5/1/1997)


EXOTIC ANIMALS


 There are no regulations of other exotic animals except importation.


NEW: Exotic livestock escapes must be reported within 24 hours (Effective 2/3/17).


NATIVE SPECIES


 Game animals, birds or fish or nongame wildlife: BANS buying or selling. 


Captive Propagation Permit required to propagate alligator snapping turtles. 


NEW: Grandfathering for game and fur-bearing animals as pets from 1989 was removed and any illegal animals will be confiscated and sent to rehabilitator or euthanized. (Effective 10/22/17)


IMPORT


 BANS importation of white-tailed deer except by university research facilities, and completely bans import of wild swine and boars.  Rest of wild animals require a certificate of veterinary inspection and import permit.  Primates must test negative for TB and macaques negative for Herpes B. 
NEW: Import permit required for exotic livestock (Adopted 1/4/17 – Effective 2/3/17).


Import Rules

(Mississippi Code Ch. 12; 49 Mississippi Code 49-7-54, 49-7-140)

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Mississippi Code                   Mississippi Administrative Code 


STATE AGENCY


Native/Inherently Dangerous:

Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks   

   1505 Eastover Dr.

   Jackson, MS 39211   
   (601) 432-2400  

Board: Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks

             Commission


Meets: Monthly 


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