Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-18-.02 - PERMITS

(1) A propagation permit is not required for holders of a fish dealer's license issued under Rule 1660-01-26-.03.
(2) While all other permits do apply, a possession permit is not required for the following species regulated as Class II wildlife:
(a) Bobwhite Quail;
(b) Non-native game birds that are released in Tennessee or other states for the purpose of hunting (chukar, ringneck pheasant, etc.);
(c) Waterfowl defined in Chapter 1, Title 50, of the U. S. Code of Federal Regulations as North American migratory game birds;
(d) Legally obtained native aquatic species held in aquaria; and
(e) Legally obtained nonpoisonous reptiles and amphibians indigenous to the State of Tennessee.
(3) All information requested on application for permits must be completed accurately.
(4) Permits shall expire on the 30th day of June each year.
(5) An importation permit is required for all fish species except the following:
(a) Any species (including their hybrids) native to Tennessee;
(b) Triploid grass carp certified by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service;
(c) All species that are approved for fish farming; and
(d) Golden orfe.
(6) Class I and Class II species not listed on the permit issued for a facility other than a zoo may not be possessed at the facility until approved and added to the permit by letter from the director of the TWRA.
(7) Permanent exhibitors cannot engage in the commercial trade of captive wildlife without a valid commercial propagators permit.
(8) All temporary exhibitors exhibiting Class I wildlife must submit a completed application and an itinerary of intended dates and locations of their exhibition at least twenty-one (21) days prior to first scheduled exhibition.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-18-.02
Original rule filed July 25, 1986; effective September 8, 1986. Amendment filed February 26, 1987; effective April 12, 1987. Amendment filed May 11, 1990; effective June 25, 1990. Amendment filed April 20, 1992; effective June 4, 1992. Amendment filed February 3, 1995; effective April 19, 1995. Amendments filed November 1, 2021; effective 1/30/2022.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 70-1-206, 70-4-401, 70-4-403, 70-4-404, and 70-4-405.

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