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            125 West State Street

            Trenton, NJ 08625


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NEW JERSEY

STATE LAWS


New Jersey Statutes                     New Jersey Administrative Code

STATE AGENCY


Department of Environmental Protection

    Division of Fish and Wildlife
    PO Box 420

    501 E. State Street

    Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
    (908) 735-5450

Board: Fish and Game Council


Meets: Monthly (2nd Tue) 


NEXT MEETING: Jul 10


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PERMITS


Potentially Dangerous & Game Permits

Exotic & Nongame Permits


Permit Contacts

MAIN LAWS


Potentially dangerous species: BANS as pets or hobby purpose and requires permit for other purposes. 


Limited To:


  • Scientific Holding
  • Zoological
  • Animal Exhibitor
  • Animal Theatrical
  • Propagation and Sales
  • Fur Farming permits 


BANS pet shop or animal dealer licensees from having them after 1/17/95. 

(New Jersey Admin Code 7:25-4.8 to 4.9, 10.10, 10.11)

Other exotic and nongame wildlife: PERMIT required for all species not on the exempt species list, including those specifically listed.

  • Individual Hobby (pets and hobby)
  • Scientific Holding
  • Zoological (all zoos)
  • Pet Shop (retail sale)
  • Animal Dealer (wholesale)
  • Animal Exhibitor (non zoo exhibits and shows)
  • Animal Theatrical Agencies (hire for performances and ads)
  • Scientific Collecting (includes escaped exotics)
  • Special Purpose Salvage (birds)
  • Special Wildlife Salvage (other nongame)
  • Endangered Species Permit
  • Rehabilitation Permit (native)
  • Bird Breeder Permit (includes collecting wild birds for breeding)


 (New Jersey Admin Code 7:25-4.1 to 7:25-4.20; 23 New Jersey Rev. Statutes 2A; 23, 4-52, 4-63.3)


NATIVE SPECIES

Game animals or birds: PERMIT required.  Sales require a “Game Animal or Game Bird Sales Receipt” which serves as a 20 day temporary permit. 

  • Individual Hobby
  • Scientific Holding
  • Zoological
  • Propagation and Sales (breeding and sale)
  • Animal Exhibitor
  • Animal Theatrical Agency
  • Fur Farming
  • Cooperator (rehabilitation)


(New Jersey Admin Code 7:25-10; 23 New Jersey Rev. Statutes 3.28 to 3.39)

 BANS foxes and coyotes except with the department’s permission.


HEALTH LAWS


 BANS import of
rabies vector species (raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, foxes, bats) and regulates possession.  All exotic and native nongame birds are also regulated.  Turtles must be certified free from Salmonellosis.

(New Jersey Admin Code 8:23-2.1; 23 New Jersey Rev. Statutes 4-50, 4-58, 4-63.2)