Holding Permit Requirements
(1)No person shall capture or hold three or more animals listed in OAR 635-044-0480 (Holding of Nongame Wildlife) or legally held grandfathered animals (635-044-0470 (Grandfathering the Possession of Black Bear, Cougar, Bobcat, Wolf, Raccoon, Skunk, Squirrel, Chipmunk and Other Non-game Wildlife Species Legally Held as Pets)) without a valid Wildlife Holding Permit.
(2)Wildlife Holding Permits are specific to the species held, permit holder and to the holding facility described on the permit.
(3)Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry or Wildlife Sanctuary Permit is required to hold species listed in 635-044-0460 (Holding of Live Black Bear (Ursus americanus), Cougar (Puma concolor), Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Wolf (Canis lupus), Raccoon (Procyon lotor) and Skunk (Mephitis spp.)) and 635-044-0480 (Holding of Nongame Wildlife).
(4)All Wildlife Holding, Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry and Wildlife Sanctuary permittees shall certify to the Department that the species held complies with any applicable city or county ordinances and any applicable federal laws.
(5)No Wildlife Holding Permit is required to hold:
(a)Game birds legally acquired and held under a Game Bird Propagation License; game birds legally acquired from a licensed propagator or with a valid import permit from the Oregon Department of Agriculture;
(b)Captive or farmed cervids held under a Cervid Holding Permit or a Cervid Propagation License (OAR chapter 635 division 49);
(c)Domesticated fur-bearing fox or mink (596.020 (Duties of the State Department of Agriculture in protection of people and livestock)(2));
(d)Game fish legally acquired and possessed with a valid Fish Transport Permit.
(6)Wildlife held for purposes of Exhibition or Animal Entertainment or in a wildlife sanctuary as defined in 635-044-0420 (Definition of Terms)(1), (5), (6), (7) or (22) require a Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry or Sanctuary permit.
(a)Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry or Sanctuary Permits must be renewed annually and include updated animal inventory, employee, facility, and business information, and associated fees.
(b)The annual fee for Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry or Sanctuary Permit is $100 plus the $2 agent fee.
(c)AZA or ZAA accredited facilities can submit fees for their Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry permit at the same interval as their accreditation renewal. A five year AZA accreditation renewal requires payment of the cumulative annual fee for a Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry permit of $500 plus the $2 agent fee. An annual renewal report is required to document animal inventory, employee, or facility changes.
(7)Revocation or non-renewal of licenses or permits and contested case procedure are defined in 635-044-0570 (Cancellation and Non-Renewal of Game Bird Propagation License or Wildlife Holding or Wildlife Exhibitor/Animal Entertainment Industry or Wildlife Sanctuary Permit).
Rule 635-044-0450 — Holding Permit Requirements,