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Exotic and Nongame Wildlife Permit Applications

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife issues a variety of permits pertaining to exotic and nongame wildlife species. Below are downloadable application forms in PDF format. There are separate applications for the initial permit and for subsequent renewals. Please click for game animal applications.

Exotic and Nongame Wildlife Species Regulations, N.J.A.C. (pdf, 85kb)
Exotic and Nongame Species Requiring a Permit for Possession
Exotic and Nongame Species Exempted from Required Possession Permit

2014 PERMIT RENEWAL INFORMATION

All Exotic and Nongame permits expire December 31 of the year of issue (unless otherwise noted). Annual Renewal - Report Form Applications must be received by January 31, 2014. If not received by January 31 permit holders will be subject to penalties and fines.

All fees must be submitted with the hard copy application.

DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR RENEWAL VIA E-MAIL OR FAX. YOUR APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITH YOUR APPLICATION IN ORDER TO PROCESS. The Division, at this time, does not provide payment by credit card services. Due to administrative mandates NO PERMIT FEES WILL BE WAIVED FOR ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Please note that it is essential that you supply complete information including your Permit Number/Numbers and Permit Category/Categories. The first four digits in your permit number designate the year of issue, for example 2013072 was issued in the year 2013. The permit number is located in the upper right hand corner of your permit.

It is imperative that your most recent issued permit information is on the application. You must also include your name, company or institution name, and your complete mailing address. This information must be provided or your application process will be delayed. If you have a Pet Shop - Retail Sales or Animal Dealer - Wholesale Sales Permit with a [TEMP] please also indicate that information on your annual renewal - report application.

Permit Category abbreviations are as follows:

PS = Pet Shop - Retail Sales AD = Animal Dealer - Wholesale Sales
SH = Scientific Holding ES = Endangered Species
EX = Animal Exhibitor TH = Animal Theatrical Agency
ZO = Zoological Holding SC = Scientific Collecting
DC = Depredation Control SB = Migratory [nongame] Bird Salvage
SW = Nongame Wildlife [other than migratory birds] Salvage

It is your responsibility to renew your permit/permits prior to January 31. If you have any questions call 908-735-5450 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or e-mail ExoticPermits@dep.state.nj.us.

2014 EXOTIC and NONGAME WILDLIFE RENEWAL PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS

arrow Animal Exhibitor Renewal Application (pdf, 57kb)
arrow Animal Theatrical Agency Renewal Application (pdf, 57kb)
arrow Depredation Control Renewal Application (pdf, 32kb)
arrow Endangered Species Renewal Application (pdf, 25kb)
arrow Migratory Bird Salvage Renewal Application (pdf, 35kb)
arrow Salvage Wildlife (Other than Migratory Birds) Renewal Application (pdf, 32kb)
arrow Animal Dealer - Wholesale Sales Renewal Application (pdf, 56kb)
arrow Pet Shop - Retail Sales Renewal Application (pdf, 57kb)
arrow Scientific Collecting Renewal Application (pdf, 39kb)
arrow Scientific Holding Renewal Application (pdf, 32kb)
arrow Zoological Holding Renewal Application (pdf, 33kb)

EXOTIC and NONGAME INITIAL PERMIT APPLICATION FORMS

arrow Individual Hobby Wildlife Species Possession Permit Application (for pets) (pdf, 22kb)
 
arrow Depredation Control Initial Application (pdf, 29kb)
arrow Endangered Species Initial Application (pdf, 23kb)
arrow Migratory Bird Salvage Initial Application (pdf, 31kb)
arrow Salvage Wildlife (Other than Migratory Birds) Initial Application (pdf, 27kb)
arrow Animal Dealer - Wholesale Sales Initial Application (pdf, 76kb)
arrow Pet Shop - Retail Sales Initial Application (pdf, 78kb)
arrow Scientific Collecting Initial Application (pdf, 41kb)
arrow Scientific Holding Initial Application (pdf, 36kb)
arrow Zoological Holding Initial Application (pdf, 51kb)

NOTE: For Animal Exhibitor or Animal Theatrical initial applications please call the Wildlife Permit Unit at 908-735-5450 or e-mail ExoticPermits@dep.state.nj.us.

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Last Updated: October 28, 2013