Captive Reptile and Amphibian Permit Details

Captive Reptile and Amphibian Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


Maryland permit to possess, breed, sell, offer for sale, trade, or barter native species of reptiles and amphibians.


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    Approval time

  • $10.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. You need a permit if you:

    - Breed, attempt to breed, sell, offer for sale, trade, or barter any reptile or amphibian, including color mutations, native to Maryland regardless of where you obtained it.

    - Possess more than 4 individuals of each reptile and salamander from List A, which can be found here.

    - Possess more than 4 adults and 25 eggs or tadpoles of each frog or toad from List A. Of these, only 4 adults and 25 tadpoles may have been taken from the wild.

    - Possess more than 1 individual of each reptile or amphibian from List B, which can be found here. Only 1 individual of each species may have been taken from the wild; except that no Wood Turtles, Spotted Turtles, or Diamond-backed Terrapins may be taken from the wild.

    - Possess turtles less than 4 inches.


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)

  1. An annual report is required to renew the permit.

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Permits Coordinator

Tel: (410) 260-8540

Work hours:



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources the legal authority to issue this approval?

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