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Agencies Regulating Private Possession of Exotic Animals

Alabama
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
P.O. Box 301456
Montgomery, AL 36130-1456
205-339-5716
*no laws on private possession of exotic animals — closest agency

Alaska
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
P.O. Box 25526
Juneau, AK 99802-5526
907-465-4190

Arizona
Arizona Department of Game and Fish
2222 West Greenway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023-4399
602-942-3000

Arkansas
Arkansas Game and Fish
#2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AK 72205
501-223-6300

California
California Department of Fish and Game
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1280
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-653-7664

Colorado
Colorado Division of Wildlife
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216
303-297-1192

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Wildlife Division
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
860-424-3011 or 860-642-7239

Delaware
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 South Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-4811

Florida
Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
850-488-3641

Georgia
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division
2070 US Highway, 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025
770-918-6400

Hawaii
Department of Agriculture
Plant Quarantine
701 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-0844

Idaho
Idaho Fish and Game
600 South Walnut Street
Boise, ID 83707
208-327-7070

Illinois
Illinois Department of Agriculture
State Fair Grounds
P.O. 19281
Springfield, IL 62794
217-782-6657

Indiana
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Division of Fish and Wildlife and Division of Law Enforcement
Route 2, Box 447
Mitchell, IN 47446
812-849-4586

Iowa
*no laws on private possession of exotic animals

Kansas
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Law Enforcement Division
512 SE 25th Avenue
Pratt, KS 67124
316-672-5911

Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
#1 Game Farm Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
800-858-1549

Louisiana
LA Department of Fish and Game
Law Enforcement Division
P.O. Box 98000
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000
504-765-2999

Maine
Maine Department of Wildlife
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
284 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0041
207-287-2571

Maryland
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-8540

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Northeast Field Office
68 Harris Street
Acton, MA 01720
617-626-1575

Michigan
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Division
P.O. Box 30444
Lansing, MI 48909-7944
517-373-1263

Minnesota
Local Animal Control Authority regulates the private possession of exotic animals. Local animal control authority means an agency of the state, county, municipality, or other governmental subdivision of the state that is responsible for animal control operations in its jurisdictions.

Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
P.O. Box 451
Jackson, MS 39205-0451
601-432-2174

Missouri
Missouri Department of Conservation
P.O. Box 180
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0180
573-751-4115

Montana
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
P.O. Box 20070
11420 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0701
406-444-2612

Nebraska
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 North 33rd Street
P.O. Box 30370
Lincoln, NE 68503-0370
402-471-5427

Nevada
Nevada Department of Wildlife
1100 Valley Road
P.O. Box 10678
Reno, NV 89520-0022
775-688-1543

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
2 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3421

New Jersey
NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife
501 E. State St., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 400
Trenton, NJ 08625-0400
609-292-2965

New Mexico
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Division of Wildlife
408 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87503
505-827-7911

New York
NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
108 Game Farm Road
Delmar, NY 12054
518-457-0975

North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Agriculture
2 West Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-733-7125

North Dakota
ND Department of Agriculture
600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
701-328-2231

Ohio
Ohio Division of Wildlife
1840 Belcher Dr.
Columbus, OH 43224-1329
614-265-6300

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
1801 North Lincoln
P.O. Box 53465
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3465
405-521-4664

Oregon
Oregon Department of Agriculture
635 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97301-2532
503-986-4682

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
717-787-4250

Rhode Island
Department of Environmental Management
Division of Agriculture
Animal Health
235 Promenade
Providence, RI 02908
401-222-2781

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 167
Columbia, SC 29202
803-734-4002

South Dakota
Animal Industry Board
411 S. Fort Street
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3321

Tennessee
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Ellington Agricultural Center
P.O. Box 40747
Nashville, TN 37204
615-781-6610

Texas
Animal Registration Agency regulates the private possession of exotic animals. Animal registration agency means the municipal or county animal control office with authority over the area where a dangerous wild animal is kept or a county sheriff in an area that does not have an animal control office.

Utah
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Division of Wildlife Resources
1594 West North Temple
Suite 2110
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301
801-538-4700

Vermont
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
10 South
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0501
802-241-3117

Virginia
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
4010 W. Broad Street
P.O. Box 11104
Richmond, VA 23230
804-367-1076

Washington
Department of Agriculture
1111 Washington Street, SE
Olympia, WA 98504
360-902-1800
Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington Street, SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360-902-2200

West Virginia
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Wildlife
1900 Kanawna Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-2771

Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources
Box 7921
101 S. Webster Street
Madison, WI 53701-7921
608-261-6452

Wyoming
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
5400 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82006
307-777-4600

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