Fennec Fox State laws

       

   

                                                   

 
 October 2007
Are foxes legal as pets?  This list contains a  compilation of information specific towards fennec fox ownership.  The original list's source is Yahoogroups' FennecFox mailing list data archive.  Some states which allow fennecs may have different requirements and laws about keeping other fox species.   

Disclaimer: This list is updated as frequently as we can but some laws may be outdated or vary by county and municipality.  Please contact us to update any information you find to be contrary to the current law.  critterhouse.com is not responsible for animals being seized due to inadequate permits or mistakes in classification between hobby permits and  commercial licenses.

States

 

Legal Y/N

 

Needs permit Y/N

 

Details

Alabama

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

 

Alaska

 

No

 

yes

 

 

Arizona

 

No

 

?

 

 

Arkansas

 

Yes

 

No

 

Import permit required

California

 

No

 

Yes

 

Not allowed for private ownership

Colorado

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Connecticut

 

No

 

Yes

 

 

Delaware

 

No

 

Yes

 

 

Florida

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Class III Permit - go to: floridaconservation.org/permits

Georgia

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Hawaii

 

No

 

 

 

not allowed as pets

Idaho

 

No

 

No

 

Not allowed to be imported

Illinois

 

Yes

 

No

 

Check for county and city regs and laws

Indiana

 

Yes

 

No

 

Import permit required

Iowa

  No  

No*

  *Only wildlife rehabilitation centers and 501c non-profit exhibitors are allowed. No new fox ownership is permitted as of July 2007.  $100,000 in liability insurance and a microchip is required for each animal. A seperate 'dangerous animal registration form' is required along with a fee ranging from $50-$500 depending on the animal. 

Kansas

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Kentucky

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Louisiana

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Maine

 

Yes

 

yes

 

 

Maryland

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Massachusetts

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Michigan

 

Yes

 

No

 

Import permit required

Minnesota

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Mississippi

 

yes

 

No

 

 

Missouri

 

Yes

 

No

 

May need to register with local law enforcement

Montana

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Nebraska

 

Yes

 

No

 

most counties and cities have more rigorous laws than the state

Nevada

 

No

 

No

 

 

New Hampshire

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

New Jersey

 

No

 

Yes

 

Not legal as pets. Hudson county does not allow them even as an exhibitor.

New Mexico

 

No

 

Yes

 

 

New York

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

not legal in NY City

North Carolina

 

Yes

 

No

 

Legal if bought in state must get permit and USDA liscense if imported

North Dakota

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Import permit required

Ohio

 

Yes

 

No

 

Import permit required

Oklahoma

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Oregon

 

yes

 

yes

 

pet permit required through State Department of Agriculture (Renew every 2 years). seperate import permit also required.

Pennsylvania

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Possession permit; Import permit required

Rhode Island

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

South Carolina

 

Yes/No

 

No

 

They cannot be sold as pets in state but there is no law preventing on from being brought into the state or given for free.

South Dakota

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Import permit required

Tennessee

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Import permit required

Texas

 

Yes

 

No

 

Check local county and city laws and regulations

Utah

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Vermont

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Virginia

 

No

 

Yes

 

not allowed as pets

Washington

 

No

 

Yes

 

Not allowed as pets. Import permit required. Quarantine required post entry.

West Virginia

 

Yes

 

No

 

not regulated by state. Check local laws

Wisconsin

 

Yes

 

No

 

not regulated by state. Check local laws

Wyoming

 

No

 

Yes

 

Import permit required

 

 

                        Linda LaFrentz

                        903-389-5339

                              mailto:critterhouse@hotmail.com

                                 

                    


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