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It is unlawful to possess any medically significant venomous reptile afterJuly 1, 2020, whether native or non-native to Arkansas, without obtaining a valid Venomous Reptile Permit issued by the Commission and complying with all permit requirements in Addendum F1.08. Persons who have submitted a permit application on or before July 1, 2020, may continue to possess existing stock while the application is being processed.


EXCEPTIONS:

  1. Medically significant venomous reptiles may be transported through Arkansas in accordance with a valid Commission-issued Wildlife Importation Permit.
  2. No permit is required for native venomous reptiles being kept in accordance with Code 09.14.
  3. No permit is required for accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
  4. No permit is required for persons possessing native venomous reptiles captured in accordance with a Commission Scientific Collection Permit.
  5. No permit is required for persons possessing native venomous reptiles in accordance with a Commission Conservation Education Permit.

PENALTY: Class 3

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