A propagation permit is not required for
holders of a fish dealer's license issued under Rule 1660-01-26-.03
While all other permits do apply, a
possession permit is not required for the following species regulated as Class
(a) Bobwhite Quail;
(b) Non-native game birds that are released
in Tennessee or other states for the purpose of hunting (chukar, ringneck
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
obtained nonpoisonous reptiles and amphibians indigenous to the State of
information requested on application for permits must be completed
(4) Permits shall
expire on the 30th day of June each year.
An importation permit is required for all
fish species except the following:
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
(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
(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
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 70-1-206, 70-4-401,
70-4-403, 70-4-404, and 70-4-405.