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Alaska Exotic Animal Regulations

Alaska Exotic Animal Regulations - This albino Ball Python is not a native of Alaska

The following is an excerpt of Alaska’s exotic animal regulations. This is not the complete regulation and should not be considered as such. The purpose of providing you, the reader, with this information is to encourage you to contact state authorities in Alaska with any further questions you might have. We are unable to provide any legal advice regarding Alaska’s laws (or the laws of any other state). Below the regulations we have included the contact information for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game who we believe is the agency best suited to assist regarding these regulations. Please note also that the information provided is in good faith and is accurate to the best of our knowledge however we DO NOT guarantee or make claims about the accuracy of the information.

Related Code and Regulations:
Alaska Admin Code 5.92.029

a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, or in AS 16, no person may possess, import, release, export, or assist in importing, releasing, or exporting, live game, unless the person holds a possession permit issued by the department.

(b) The following species, not including a hybrid of a game animal and a species listed in this subsection, may be possessed, imported, exported, bought, sold, or traded without a permit from the department but may not be released into the wild:

Class Reptilia –
Any nonvenomous reptile (crocodile, alligator, snake, turtle, or lizard)

(e) Any of the above species of bird, mammal, or reptile that is endangered may not be held in private ownership without a permit from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.


Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game
1255 West 8th Street
P.O. Box 115526
Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526
Phone: 907-465-4100
Fax: 907-465-2332
TTY: 800-478-3648 
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