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U.S. State and Territory Animal Import Regulations

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Date Posted: 01-01-2010

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this system has been received from each of the State Veterinarians, but may not reflect the most recent information. Please check with the appropriate State Veterinarian if you have any questions concerning the information provided or on the legal interpretation of the referenced regulations.

These files are presented by the United States Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service: Veterinary Services ( USDA:APHIS:VS ) but are written and maintained by each State. For clarification on any of the rules and regulations, contact the State veterinarian. They are listed within each State file and in the OFFICIAL file below.

International Regulations for Animals and Animal Products may be found on the NationalCenter for Import/Export Regulation Library page.


Information about importing dogs and cats into the U.S. may be found on the Centers for Disease Control page,
and in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 9 Part 93:600.

Please submit any comments, criticisms, problems, or compliments about these pages to Ms. Heather Bredeson at heather.m.bredeson@usda.gov or call her at Area Code (970) 494-7272.

Click here to go into APHIS website for the actual links to click on for the states information.   It is the same
information as below, but has the actual active links.

AK Linked to Alaska Division of Animal Health - (http://www.dec.state.ak.us/eh/vet/index.htm)
AL Alabama updated: 04 SEP 1997
AR Linked to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission - (http://www.arlpc.org/)
AZ  Linked to Arizona State Department of Agriculture
CA California linked to the California Department of Food and Agriculture -
(http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/permits.html)
CO Linked to the Colorado Department of Agriculture (http://www.ag.state.co.us/animals/HealthRequire4a.htm)
CT Connecticut updated: 20 JUL 2004
DE Delaware updated: 29 DEC 2005
FL Linked to Florida Division of Animal Industry (http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/ai/index.shtml)
GA Georgia updated: 24 JAN 2008
GU Guam updated: 23 APR 1996
HI Linked to State of Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture (http://www.hawaiiag.org/hdoa/doa_importing.htm)
IA Linked to Iowa Department of Agriculture (http://www.agriculture.state.ia.us/anadmiss.htm)
ID Idaho linked to the Idaho State Department of Agriculture
(http://www.agri.idaho.gov/Categories/Animals/importExport/indeximportexport.php)
IL Illinois updated: 22 MAY 2007
IN Linked to the State of Indiana Board of Animal Health (http://www.in.gov/boah)
KS Linked to Kansas Dept. of Animal Health (http://www.kansas.gov/kahd/)
KY Linked to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (http://www.kyagr.com/statevet/)
LA Louisiana updated: 19 DEC 2005
MA Massachusetts updated: 20 DEC 2005
MD Maryland updated: 08 NOV 2006
ME Maine updated: 28 DEC 2005
MI Michigan updated: 01 JUNE 2005
MN Linked to Minnesota Board of Animal Health (http://www.bah.state.mn.us/animals/rules/import_regulations.htm)
MO Missouri updated: 28 JULY 2006
MS Mississippi updated: 27 JUNE 2005
MT Linked to the Montana Department of Livestock (http://www.mt.gov/liv/animalhealth/index.asp)
NC Linked to North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
(http://www.agr.state.nc.us/vet/NCGenIE.htm)
ND Linked to North Dakota Department of Agriculture
(http://www.agdepartment.com/Programs/Livestock/BOAH/AnimalImportation.htm)
NE Linked to Nebraska Department of Agriculture (http://www.agr.state.ne.us/regulate/bai/tilac.htm)
NH Linked to the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture (http://www.agriculture.nh.gov/)
NJ  New Jersey updated: 22 MAY 2007
NM New Mexico updated: 14 MAR 2000
NV Linked to the Nevada Department of Agriculture 15 JUNE 2007
NY New York updated: 27 OCT 2005
OH Linked to the Ohio Department of Agriculture
(http://www.ohioagriculture.gov/pubs/divs/anim/curr/law/anim-law-index.stm)
OK Linked to the Oklahoma Dept of Agriculture (http://www.oda.state.ok.us/ais-formshome.htm)
OR Linked to Oregon Department of Agriculture
(http://egov.oregon.gov/ODA/AHID/animal_health/import_main.shtml)
PA Linked to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
(http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us/agriculture/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=127333)
PR Puerto Rico updated: 29 DEC 2005
RI  Rhode Island updated: 14AUG 2007
SC Linked to Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health
(http://www.clemson.edu/LPH/animalhealthprograms.htm)
SD South Dakota updated: 28 JULY 2006
TN Linked to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture ( http://www.state.tn.us/agriculture/)
TX Linked to Texas Animal Health Commissions (http://www.tahc.state.tx.us/regs/#entry)
TX Linked to Texas Department of Health (Dog and cat import regulations)(http://www.tdh.texas.gov/zoonosis)
UT Linked to Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (http://ag.utah.gov/animind/ah_entry_info.html)
VA Virginia updated: 24 JAN 2007
VI Virgin Islands updated: 07 DEC 1998
VT Vermont updated: 29 DEC 2005
WA Linked to the Washington State Department of Agriculture(http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/)
WI Linked to Wisconsin Division of Animal Health
(http://www.datcp.state.wi.us/ah/agriculture/animals/movement/index.jsp)
WV West Virginia updated: 16 NOV 2005
WY Linked to the State of Wyoming Livestock Board (http://wlsb.state.wy.us/)


Official.html State Veterinarian Contact List Updated: 24 JAN 2008
History.html List of updates in chronological order

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