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Protecting Wildlife in Florida with Surety Bonds

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The State of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulates the licensing of Class I Wildlife and Wildlife for Exhibition or Public Sale Licenses.

The licensing process allows for possession, exhibition and/or public sale of Class I wildlife after being able to demonstrate substantial practical experience, which includes care, feeding, handling and breeding of species within the same biological sub-order.

Further details can be found on Florida Rule 68A-6.002, 68A-6.0021, and 68A-6.0022, 68A-6.0024 Administrative Code. The licensing process includes:

1. Completion of the license application, including the inventory page and payment of the license fee.
2. For commercial activity, provide a copy of the USDA permit that includes a 12-month travel itinerary.
3. Compliance of the acreage requirements.
4. Provide two (2) reference letters documenting the applicant’s experience. Only one reference letter may be from a family member. One reference letter must be from an individual licensed by FWC for wildlife or the same or higher class and family or a professional organization or a governmental institution.
5. New applicants and facility relocations must complete the Facility Location Information Form and the Experience Log Form.
6. If the facility is leased, include a copy of the lease agreement.
7. Obtain a $10,000 surety bond from SuretyGroup.com . Instead of a bond a check, cash, or money order can be deposited with the state in the amount of $10,000; or a $10,000 Letter of Credit; or a $2 million liability insurance policy.

What Does This Bond Cost?

Premium for the Florida Class I Wildlife for Exhibition or Public Sale License Bond is dependent on credit.

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