Captive Wildlife Permits

Permit applications and related information

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Class III, No-cost Personal Pet Permit

  • Application PDF Document
  • Questionnaire PDF Document
  • Freshwater Turtles
  • Captive Wildlife Critical Incident - Disaster Plan PDF Document (227KB) [required of all new and renewal applicants wishing to possess captive wildlife (for personal use, exhibition or public sale), venomous reptiles and/or reptiles of concern]. 
  • Updated Contact Information PDF Document
  • Primate Experience Memo PDF Document
  • Applicants for Class I/II Wildlife, Venomous Reptiles, or Capuchin, Spider, and Woolly monkeys must also submit 2 reference letters along with their documentation of experience: One of these references must be licensed by the commission for the authorization(s) the applicant is seeking or a representative of a professional organization or governmental institution. Examples of such organizations or institutions include, but are not limited to, universities, public service agencies, zoological associations, herpetological societies and veterinarians. Not more than 1 reference letter may be from a family member. 

Class III, for Exhibition or Public Sale License

  • Application PDF Document
  • Captive Wildlife Critical Incident - Disaster Plan PDF Document (227KB) [required of allnew and renewal applicants wishing to possess captive wildlife (for personal use, exhibition or public sale), venomous reptiles and/or reptiles of concern]. 
  • Updated Contact Information PDF Document
  • Conditional Species/Reptiles of Concern for Exhibition or Public Sale authorization may be requested on the Class III, for Exhibition or Public Sale application
  • VRC Updated Inventory PDF Document
  • Primate Experience Memo PDF Document
  • Applicants for Class I/II Wildlife, Venomous Reptiles, or Capuchin, Spider, and Woolly monkeys must also submit 2 reference letters along with their documentation of experience: One of these references must be licensed by the commission for the authorization(s) the applicant is seeking or a representative of a professional organization or governmental institution. Examples of such organizations or institutions include, but are not limited to, universities, public service agencies, zoological associations, herpetological societies and veterinarians. Not more than 1 reference letter may be from a family member. 

Class II, Possession for Personal Use License

Class I and/or Class II, for Exhibition or Public Sale License

Importation of Class I, II, III

  • Import Permit Information
  • Application and Permit PDF Document (used for importation of wildlife for education, commercial, non-commercial or rehabilitation purposes)
  • Temporary housing requirements must be met as stated in Rule 68A-6.005, F.A.C.
  • Possession requirements must be met as stated in Sections 379.374, 379.3761, and 379.3762 Florida Statutes.

Class I / II Wildlife & Venomous Reptiles

  • Must have one of the following licenses to possess or transport Class I/II Wildlife or Venomous Reptiles in Florida: 
  • License to Possess Class I and/or Class II Wildlife for Exhibition or Public Sale (ESA/ESB)
  • License to Possess Wildlife for Personal Use (PPL)
  • License to Possess or Exhibit Venomous Reptiles and/or  Reptiles of Concern (VRC)
  • Possession of Class II personal pets require a PPL, regardless of duration of stay
  • Companies that strictly transport/import must apply for ESA/ESB/VRC
  • Employees of facilities licensed in Florida must have Special Authorization while transporting Class I/II wildlife or venomous reptiles.

Class III Wildlife

  • Documentation of experience is required for Capuchin, Spider, & Woolly monkeys as stated in Rule 68A-6.0022, F.A.C.
  • Personal Pet questionnaire required for Class III wildlife requiring a permit for possession and if being possessed as a pet only

Possess or Exhibit Venomous Reptiles and/or Reptiles of Concern

Wildlife and Migratory Bird Rehabilitation

Falconry

Hunting and Blanket Hunting Preserves

Game Farms

Taxidermy

 

For More Information, please contact:
Division of Law Enforcement, Investigations Section
620 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
850-488-6253

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