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TEXAS CONTROLLED EXOTIC SNAKE PERMITS
 
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2008
 
Effective April 1, 2008, you will need to have
$60 Commercial Controlled Exotic Snake Permit
If you plan to sell any of the snakes listed below
 
Sellers will need to provide a receipt to the purchaser for
all transactions involving the snakes below,
as purchaser will have 21 days to get their
$20 Recreational Controlled Exotic Snake Permit
 

ORDER YOUR PERMIT ON-LINE

• Go to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us
• Click on Hunting & Wildlife
In the Hunting section, click on Buy a Hunting License
• Click on On-Line License Sales
• Click on Purchase Licenses, Permits or Entries Online

Nongame Regulations FAQs

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/permits/land/wildlife/media/nongame_regulations_faqs.doc\



AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved the publication of proposed
regulations that would require a new permit for people who sell, transport or possess venomous snakes
not indigenous to Texas
, plus four species of pythons and one species of anaconda.

Under House Bill 12, enacted by the 80th Texas Legislature, the commission is required to establish
permits authorizing the possession and transportation of the following snakes:

ALL non-indigenous venomous snakes
African rock python (Python sebae)
Asiatic rock python (Python molurus)
green anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
reticulated python (Python reticulatus), and
southern African python, (Python natalensis)
A
 hybrid of any species listed above

The bill also prohibits the release of these snakes into the wild in Texas.

The proposed regulations would require anyone who possesses one of the controlled exotic snakes, but
does not sell snakes, to buy a $20 Recreational Controlled Exotic Snake Permit.  Permit No. 580

People who buy a controlled exotic snake from a pet store could use their sales receipt as a temporary
recreational permit good for 21 days, giving them time to buy an official Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department permit.

Dealers who possess or transport controlled exotic snakes for sale would need to pay a $60 Commercial Controlled Exotic Snake Permit. This permit would be required for each permanent place of business
where controlled exotic snakes are sold. Permitted businesses would need to maintain a daily record of snake
sales, which would have to be kept for two years and made available to TPWD upon request.
  Permit No. 581 

Either permit could be obtained anywhere Texas hunting and fishing licenses are sold.  When
you go to obtain your permit, be sure to tell them the permit number you are wanting to purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions Relating to the Possession, Purchase, Sale, or Transportation of
Certain Snakes

Controlled Exotic Snake Permit (a.k.a. Nonindigenous Snake Permit)
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/faq/business/permits/nonindigenous_snakes/index.phtml

Frequently Asked Questions: Non-game regulations
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/permits/land/wildlife/media/nongame_regulations_faqs.doc

Frequently Asked Questions about Nongame Permits
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/faq/huntwild/nongame_permits.phtml

Non-Game Collector Permits
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_br_w7000_0637.pdf

Non-Game Dealer/Collector Permits
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/permits/land/wildlife/

Application for Non-Game Dealer Permits
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdforms/media/pwd_1049_w7000_app_dealer_permit_nongame
_wildlife.doc

Commercial Non-Game Permits
http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=31&pt=2&ch=65&sch=O&rl=Y

Permit Report
Commercial Controlled Exotic Snake Permit Report http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdforms/media/pwd_1195_l2000_commercial
_controlled_exotic_snake_permit_report.doc
 


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