N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.7 - Categories of permits, expiration, fees, sales receipt required, records and reports required

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The division, when it appears to be in the public interest, may issue the following permits:
1. "Individual Hobby" may be issued to persons holding game animals for hobby purposes or as pets;
2. "Scientific Holding" may be issued to qualified persons holding game animals or game birds for scientific observation, captive breeding attempts and other scientific or educational study;
3. "Zoological" may be issued to private and public institutions which exhibit game animals or game birds for possession, importation, exportation, and sale of species listed in the permit;
4. "Propagation and Sales" may be issued to persons engaged in the propagation and/or sale of game animals or game birds for importation, exportation, and sale of species listed in the permit;
5. "Animal Exhibitor" may be issued to exhibitors of game animals or game birds other than zoos, including traveling exhibits, small exhibitions not qualifying as zoos, and circuses;
6. "Animal Theatrical Agency" may be issued to persons owning game animals or game birds to be used for advertising, acting, or theatrical appearances, permitting importation, exportation, and sale of species listed in the permit;
7. "Fur Farming" may be issued to persons engaged in the business of fur farming the species listed at 7:25-10.6(a)7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 20; and
8. "Cooperator" may be issued to persons who are deemed qualified by the Division under the criteria set forth in the most current edition of the "Cooperator's Manual" or, in the absence of such manual, based on the need as determined by the Division to rear orphaned juvenile wildlife species and rehabilitate injured wildlife species listed under 7:25-10.6(a) and (b). Persons issued this permit must also maintain applicable federal permits where required.
(b) All possession permits shall expire on December 31 of the year of issue.
(c) The license fee for each permit shall be $ 5.00; provided, however, that there shall be no fee for the Cooperator permit.
(d) All permits must be displayed in a prominent place. The sale of game animals or game birds to any person must be accompanied by a "Game Animal or Game Bird Sales Receipt," the form of which shall be prescribed by and obtainable from the Division, and which shall serve as a temporary possession permit for a period of 20 days after the date of sale.
(e) Propagation and sales dealers shall submit to the Division an annual inventory of acquisitions, sales, and exchanges upon expiration or renewal of their permits.
(f) Zoological, Exhibitor, Theatrical, and Cooperator permit holders must submit quarterly reports of births, deaths, acquisitions, and disposals.
(g) Periodic inspections may be made by Division-designated personnel and shall consist of examination of game animal or game bird, their food, facilities, holding pen and exhibit area, and a review of relevant records pertaining to these species.
(h) Animal exhibitors and animal theatrical agencies shall notify the Division no less than two weeks prior to any scheduled activity in New Jersey covered by their permits in order to allow inspection of the activity by Division personnel.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.7

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