Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

4700 River Road
Riverdale, MD 20737
(816) 737-4200


PURPOSE: Issues licenses for commercial purposes ONLY (zoo, facilities, breeders, sanctuaries open to the public, educators using animal programs, etc.) - NOT needed for noncommercial purposes like pets or sanctuaries closed to the public


LICENSE TYPES:

  • Class A - Breeding and selling animals
  • Class B - Wholesale and brokers
  • Class C - Public exhibition
  • Research license




UNITED STATES Fish & Wildlife Service

1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
1-800-344-WILD


 PURPOSE: Issues licenses for threatened and endangered species, protected species and international import and export













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