Department of Fish and Wildlife
Natural Resources Building
1111 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504-2560
Board: Fish and Wildlife
Meets: Twice a month
(Conference Call 1 Day,
Meeting 1 Day)
NEXT MEETING:Jul 6
Potentially dangerous wild animals: BANS except for grandfathered animals, AZA facilities or those under a SSP, animal protection organizations, animal control or authorities, vets, wildlife rehabilitators, wildlife sanctuaries, USDA Class R research facilities, USDA Class C circuses, persons temporarily transporting and displaying them for less than 21 days, fair displays, and game farms. (Rev. Code Washington 16.30)
The Secretary has the authority to regulate pet animals, including all exotic and wild pets (RCW 16.70).
Game Birds may be possessed under a Game Farm License. Taking animals from the wild requires a permit. BANS certain cervids except for scientific research or AZA zoos, those possessed June 20, 1992, and caribou possessed 2/13/1993. (WAC 232.12.064, 232.12.066; RCW 77.12.020, 77.15.250)
Publicly owned zoos and aquariums may only sell to other zoos, AZA facilities, or outside the state, and they must keep annual records. The state sets up county zoo and aquarium advisory authorities.
(WAC 232.12.067; RCW 35.64, 36.01.180, 36.01.190, 36.29.200, RCW 82.14.400)
Deleterious exotic wildlife: BANS except for scientific research or AZA zoos and those possessed before the effective date. (WAC 232.12.017)
Requires a certificate of veterinary inspection and entry permit. Deleterious exotic wildlife may not be imported except for research and AZA zoos. BANS importation of grizzly bears. NEW: Primates no longer require M bovis testing for import (Effective 7/17/17).
(WAC 16.54; RCW 77.12.035, 16.36.005, 16.36.045 to 16.36.060)
The Department of Health BANS the keeping of bats, skunks, foxes, raccoons, and coyotes as pets. Importation requires a permit except for bona fide public or private zoological parks. (WAC 246-100-191)
416 Sid Snyder Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98504
Sessions: 2 Years (Odd-Even)
Convenes: Jan (2nd Mon)
Odd Years - 105 calendar days
Even Years - 60 calendar days
During Session: 5 days except Sun
After Session: 20 days after adj excl Sun
Pocket Veto: No
Washington Constitution Art III Sec 12
90 days after adj
Washington Constitution Art II Sec 1 & 41