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Utah Legislature

                  350 State St

                  Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Sessions: 1 Year


Convenes: Jan (4th Mon)


Adjourns: 45 calendar days


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UTAH

STATE AGENCY


Native/Zoological Animals:

    Division of Wildlife Resources

      Wildlife Registration Office
      1594 West North Temple

      Suite 2110

      BOX 146301

    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301   
     (801) 538-4701

Board: Wildlife Board 


Meets: Six times a year


NEXT MEETING: Aug 30


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Usually in packets for Board meetings. 


PERMITS

COR

Falconry

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STATE AGENCY


Import/Coyote/Raccoon:

Department of Agriculture and Food

       350 North Redwood Road

       PO  Box 146500

       Salt Lake City, UT

       84114-6500        
       (801)538-7164

Board: Agriculture Advisory Board


Meets: Monthly 


NEXT MEETING: Jul 31


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PERMITS

Racoon/Coyote Permit

Online Import Permit

MAIN LAW


Zoological animals (all species):  Has separate classifications for collection, importation and possession.  Captive bred bobcats, lynx, and marten are prohibited for collection but controlled for importation and possession and may be propagated with a certificate of registration but not kept as pets. Individuals may file a request to have a species reclassified.  Exempts animals transported through the state within 72 hours not used for commercial ventures. 


  • Noncontrolled (no COR required)


  • Controlled (COR required)


  • Prohibited (COR required – limited to university, college, governmental agency, bona fide nonprofit institution, or wildlife researchers for educational or scientific use or if a variance is granted)


 (Utah Admin Code R657-3) 

Reptiles and amphibians have specific rules regarding certificates of registration. (Utah Admin Code R657-53).



NATIVE SPECIES


Furbearers (native canines, felines, mustelids, rodents, and procyonids except cougars and coyotes), may be propagated, reared, kept, and sold from a private wildlife farm (Utah Statutes 23-13-1 to 23-13-5, 23-13-8, 23-13-11, 23-13-13, 23-13-14). 


There are regulations regarding taking certain nongame mammals (Utah Admin Code R657-19). 


Possessing, importing and propagating game birds require a certificate of registration, and sales require a bill of sale (Utah Admin Code R657-4).

Coyotes and raccoons are regulated by the Department of Agriculture and Foods, and a permit is required to possess one for research, rehabilitation, education, zoos, circuses or other purposes.  
(Utah Admin Code Tit. R58-14)



SPECIAL PERMITS


  • Rehabilitation COR (rehabilitate protected species) (Utah Admin Code R657-40)
  • Falconry COR (includes nonresident falconry meets) 
  • Wildlife Convention Permits (qualified conservation organizations to gain revenue for wildlife conservation activities and attract regional/national wildlife conventions 2012-2016) (Utah Admin Code R657-55)


(Utah Admin Code Tit. R58-1-11, R657-20; Utah Statutes 23-17-7, 23-19-34.5, 23-19-34.7)



IMPORT


 Importation of any animals requires a certificate of veterinary inspection and an entry permit number, which can be obtained by calling the Animal Health number between 7am-6pm.

(Utah Admin Code R657-3; Utah Admin Code Tit. R58-1-2, R58-1-4 R58-1-13 to R58-1-15)