Q. I just purchased a regulated species at a pet store and received a temporary permit. What is my next step?
Exotic and Nongame Species Permit FAQs
A. Please print the Individual Hobby Permit application form (pdf, 22kb). Fill it out completely and mail to the address on page 2 with the temporary permit you received from the pet store attached. Please include a $10.00 check or money order if you purchased a mammal, reptile or amphibian or a $20.00 check or money order if you purchased a bird. (Checks and money orders are payable to NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.)
If you did not purchase the regulated species from a New Jersey pet store, you will not have a temporary permit, so please include copies of all of the documentation you received from the out-of-state seller with your application and correct fee.
If you received the animal from another New Jersey resident, you will need to get a copy of their current year Individual Hobby Permit and send that in with the application and correct fee.
Q. I have an Individual Hobby Permit for the current year and have just purchased another animal to add to it, what is my next step?
N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife
Q. I have a permit for the current year and I would like to give away the animal as I can no longer care for it. What do I have to give the new owner of the animal?
Q. The species on my permit has died and I no longer need the permit. What should I do?
Q. The animals listed on my Individual Hobby Permit have bred and I would like to be able to sell the offspring. What is the next step?
If you are going to sell directly to individuals in New Jersey, you are required to have a permit. The Pet Shop-Retail Sales Permit application (pdf, 83kb) must be submitted with the $100 fee.
If you are going to sell to pet stores, then a different permit is needed.. The Animal Dealer-Wholesale Sales Permit application (pdf, 77kb) must be submitted with the $100 fee.
If you are planning on selling to both individuals and commercial stores or dealers, then both Retail and Wholesale Sales permits are required. Retail or wholesale sales of regulated species is not permitted under an Individual Hobby Permit.
Q. I purchased 2 of the same animal. Do I send in double of the permit amount?
Q. I have a name or address change to make on my current permit. How do I let the Division know about it?
If you have received your renewal notice, please indicate the change on the renewal form and return it to the address provided with the correct fee.
Q. I have moved out of state. Am I still required to have a NJ Exotic and Nongame Species permit?
Q. I just purchased a regulated species at the pet store in New Jersey and received a temporary permit, but I live out of state. Do I need an Individual Hobby Permit?
If your question is not answered above contact the Wildlife Permits Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-735-5450.