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.
Obtaining the Permit
Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
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.
Maintaining Your Permit
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)
An annual report is required to renew the permit.
Permit Issuer - Information
Tel: (410) 260-8540
What laws and regulations give Department of Natural Resources the legal authority to issue this approval?