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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019

It is unlawful to possess, buy, or sell alligators or any other crocodilian species, or any part, nest or eggs of an alligator or other crocodilian species without a valid Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit. Any person who has previously been convicted of any violation of the rules of the Commission relating to the legal taking of any alligator or other crocodilian species shall not be eligible to receive an Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit for 5years after the date of the conviction. The Commission may issue an Alligator Farmer/Dealer Permit to applicants complying with eachof the following requirements:

  1. Submission of a completed application on a form provided by the Commission and a site plan of the facilities demonstrating compliance with the specifications and facility standards (Code 33.03). Holding areas must be enclosed, providing no route of ingress or egress which could allow mixing of wild and captive stocks.
  2. Satisfactory inspection of the proposed site by an enforcement officer of the Commission.
  3. In compliance with all applicable U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture and Arkansas Department of Health requirements for alligators.
  4. Payment of the applicable permit fee.

PENALTY: Class 1

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