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Posted by Ladybug104c on April 30, 2003 at 09:55:49:
In Reply to: N.J. checks your set-up? posted by checker on April 29, 2003 at 20:17:41:
:The state of NJ actually sends someone to your house to inspect your turtle set-up? What dept. does this? I can't imagine the manpower that would involve. The $10. yearly fee certainly would not cover the cost of these inspections.
:And if they reject your set-up, then what? Do they confiscate your turtles? Give out warnings? Re-inspections?
:You've got to get back to me on this.
Here are two links. The first is on the Permits and the second is on NJ law. Because they are so long and not just about turtles I will copy and paste a few things here so you don't have to read the whole thing, although they are good reads esp. if you live in NJ.
I suggest reading the first 4-5 paragraphs though because they talk about the proper housing I mentioned before.
It is also noted that the collection or sale of any species of Turtles in the State of New Jersey is illegal. Captive turtles have been associated with cases of Salmonella poisoning and therefore were banned from sale in the state of New Jersey by the State Department of Health.
Please keep in mind that the collection of any nongame species from the wild is illegal. This includes all nongame amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Turtles and Tortoises CANNOT be sold in New Jersey.
Then at the bottom there are applications for permits you can download.
Humm I was wrong about the price though. You do not have to pay for each turtle you have. Once you have the permit it covers all of them and the extras are free of charge. That's what it says on ther application anyway. But it is $10 a year like I said.
It says that for Eastern Painted turtles you do not need a permit. I only have one of them.
And these are the ones that get involved.
"Department" means the state's Department of Environmental Protection.
"Director" means the Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife or its successor within the Department of Environmental Protection.
"Division" means the Division of Fish and Wildlife or its successor within the Department of Environmental Protection.
I hope this is enough info fo you.