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    NJ Corn Snake Permit?

    Do you need an Exotic and Nongame Wildlife Species Possession Permit to possess an amelanistic corn snake in NJ?

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    Re: NJ Corn Snake Permit?

    "Corn Snakes are an Endangered Species in the state of New Jersey. Possession or sale of any other color morphs,other that those listed could result in fines, penalties and/or possible revocation of your permit The only colormorphs that are legal to possess and/or sell are the following: Red Albino (Amelanistic), Butter, Snow, Pearl,Lavender, Blizzard, Creamsicle, Sun Glow, Candy Cane. All temporary 20-Day Permit receipts must list theabove individual color morphs and/or specify on the receipt – ALBINO CORNSNAKE. "
    This is an exerpt from a PDF I found. I'm not sure if it is much help. I belive that a hobby permit is $10.00.
    Links to some possibly helpful information:
    https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/permregs.pdf
    https://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pd...ealer_info.pdf
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    Re: NJ Corn Snake Permit?

    You are required to get an Individual Hobby Exotic and Nongame Wildlife Species Possession Permit to legally possess any pet reptile in New Jersey. The Individual Hobby permit is only $10 annually and the application process is very easy -- just print out the permit application, fill it out, mail it to NJDEP with a check and necessary documentation, and they'll email you your permit. The application, some additional FAQ PDFs, and contact information for NJDEP exotic permits unit can be found here:

    https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/exotic_apps.htm

    I highly recommend emailing NJDEP with any permitting questions you have -- they're quite responsive during normal business hours and getting clarification from the authority is best in cases like this. It's permit renewal season at the moment, so if you get one now you should be good until the end of 2020.

    Oh, and as far as I know, amel corns are legal as pets. There are still some issues here with poaching for the reptile trade, which may be why wild types aren't allowed as pets (who's to say that "CB normal" wasn't poached?). And it's definitely why Northern pine snakes aren't allowed as pets.
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    Re: NJ Corn Snake Permit?

    Many states have restrictions on snakes that are considered "native" to the area. I found that out when researching hognose snakes for Missouri. Most colubrids require a permit down here. It's always a good idea to find stuff like that out lest the snake police come crashing in your door and kidnap your babies.
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