Instructions for Form SLAP22.42 "Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit" - Nevada

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INSTRUCTIONS
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PERMIT
Fees: None
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
NRS 503.582, 503.585, 503.590, 503.597, 503.610, 503.620, 504.295
Chapters 503 & 504 of Nevada Administrative Code.
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: The Department of Wildlife may issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife. A permit
is required to rehabilitate any wildlife other than species specifically exempted from licensing or permitting
requirements by NAC 503.140. To rehabilitate migratory birds (North American species other than grouse,
quail, chukar, partridge, turkey), a federal permit issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) is also
required. Additional federal permits or authorization may be required to rehabilitate species listed as
threatened or endangered by the Service. The Department will not issue a permit to rehabilitate the
following wildlife species:
(a) Coyotes, foxes, skunks, raccoons, rats, mice, ground squirrels or bats;
(b) Any species of wildlife listed in NAC 503.110 whose possession is prohibited; or
(c) Any species of wildlife whose possession is prohibited by a county or city ordinance that
applies to the premises or locations for which the permit is sought.
“Wildlife” DEFINED: "Wildlife" means any wild mammal, wild bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, mollusk or
crustacean found naturally in a wild state, whether indigenous to Nevada or not and whether raised in
captivity or not.
WHERE TO OBTAIN APPLICATION: Application for a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may be obtained from any
office of the Nevada Department of Wildlife or on the website at www.ndow.org under the License Office
section.
PROCESSING TIME: All applications are subject to a review process. Allow 2 – 3 weeks for processing.
DENIAL OF APPLICATION: Whenever an application is denied, the Department shall notify the applicant in
writing of the reason for the denial.
PERMIT EXPIRATION: Permits expire on December 31 of the 2nd calendar year after the date on which the
permit is issued.
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: On or before January 31 of each year, the permittee shall file a written report
with the Department.
COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS: A person granted a permit shall comply
with the terms, conditions, and restrictions of the permit.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
NAC 504.490 Issuance; general conditions.
1. The Department may issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife.
2. Wildlife held pursuant to a permit to rehabilitate wildlife is the property of the people of the State of
Nevada and must be turned over to the Department upon its request.
3. The name and telephone number of each facility used by a holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife is
subject to public disclosure.
4. A permit to rehabilitate wildlife is valid only for the premises or locations described on the permit.
5. The Department will not issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife for the rehabilitation of:
(a) Coyotes, foxes, skunks, raccoons, rats, mice, ground squirrels or bats;
(b) Any species of wildlife listed in
NAC
503.110, whose possession is prohibited; or
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INSTRUCTIONS
WILDLIFE REHABILITATION PERMIT
Fees: None
LEGAL AUTHORITY:
NRS 503.582, 503.585, 503.590, 503.597, 503.610, 503.620, 504.295
Chapters 503 & 504 of Nevada Administrative Code.
PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: The Department of Wildlife may issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife. A permit
is required to rehabilitate any wildlife other than species specifically exempted from licensing or permitting
requirements by NAC 503.140. To rehabilitate migratory birds (North American species other than grouse,
quail, chukar, partridge, turkey), a federal permit issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Service) is also
required. Additional federal permits or authorization may be required to rehabilitate species listed as
threatened or endangered by the Service. The Department will not issue a permit to rehabilitate the
following wildlife species:
(a) Coyotes, foxes, skunks, raccoons, rats, mice, ground squirrels or bats;
(b) Any species of wildlife listed in NAC 503.110 whose possession is prohibited; or
(c) Any species of wildlife whose possession is prohibited by a county or city ordinance that
applies to the premises or locations for which the permit is sought.
“Wildlife” DEFINED: "Wildlife" means any wild mammal, wild bird, fish, reptile, amphibian, mollusk or
crustacean found naturally in a wild state, whether indigenous to Nevada or not and whether raised in
captivity or not.
WHERE TO OBTAIN APPLICATION: Application for a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may be obtained from any
office of the Nevada Department of Wildlife or on the website at www.ndow.org under the License Office
section.
PROCESSING TIME: All applications are subject to a review process. Allow 2 – 3 weeks for processing.
DENIAL OF APPLICATION: Whenever an application is denied, the Department shall notify the applicant in
writing of the reason for the denial.
PERMIT EXPIRATION: Permits expire on December 31 of the 2nd calendar year after the date on which the
permit is issued.
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: On or before January 31 of each year, the permittee shall file a written report
with the Department.
COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS: A person granted a permit shall comply
with the terms, conditions, and restrictions of the permit.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
NAC 504.490 Issuance; general conditions.
1. The Department may issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife.
2. Wildlife held pursuant to a permit to rehabilitate wildlife is the property of the people of the State of
Nevada and must be turned over to the Department upon its request.
3. The name and telephone number of each facility used by a holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife is
subject to public disclosure.
4. A permit to rehabilitate wildlife is valid only for the premises or locations described on the permit.
5. The Department will not issue a permit to rehabilitate wildlife for the rehabilitation of:
(a) Coyotes, foxes, skunks, raccoons, rats, mice, ground squirrels or bats;
(b) Any species of wildlife listed in
NAC
503.110, whose possession is prohibited; or
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(c) Any species of wildlife whose possession is prohibited by a county or city ordinance that applies to the
premises or locations for which the permit is sought.
NAC 504.492: Application: availability; contents; requirements for submission.
1. An application for a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may be obtained from:
(a) The headquarters of the Department; or
(b) The regional office of the Department in Fallon, Elko or Las Vegas.
2. The applicant must include on the application for a wildlife rehabilitation permit:
(a) The name of the applicant;
(b) The physical and mailing addresses of the applicant's residence and place of employment;
(c) The telephone numbers of the applicant's residence;
(d) The driver's license number of the applicant, if he has been issued a driver's license;
(e) The date of birth of the applicant;
(f) The street address or legal description of the premises or location where the facilities to be
used in rehabilitating the wildlife are or will be located;
(g) The name, business address and telephone number, and the signature of the practicing
veterinarian licensed in this state who will examine, diagnose, perform veterinary services on, and, if
required, euthanize the injured, ill, orphaned or otherwise debilitated wildlife;
(h) The name, address and telephone number of each person who will routinely:
(1) Transport the wildlife to be rehabilitated; or
(2) Assist the applicant at the facility where the wildlife will be rehabilitated;
(i) The specific species or taxa of wildlife to be rehabilitated, including:
(1) Amphibians;
(2) Reptiles;
(3) Passerine and nonpasserine birds, other than those birds in the order Falconiformes or
Strigiformes;
(4) Raptors and birds in the order Falconiformes or Strigiformes; and
(5) Mammals;
(j) A detailed description of the experience which the applicant has in working with the species or
taxa identified in the application, including, but not limited to:
(1) Previous work, which can be verified, in rehabilitating wildlife;
(2) Assistance to a person who holds a current license or permit to rehabilitate wildlife;
and
(3) Assistance to a licensed veterinarian who has routinely worked on wildlife;
(k) A complete description, including a diagram, of the holding facilities, cages or aquaria, as
appropriate, that will be used to confine the wildlife during its rehabilitation;
(l) If the applicant currently holds or has previously held a similar license or permit in another
state, the name of each such state;
(m) If the applicant has been convicted of violating the laws or regulations relating to wildlife of
any state or the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service within the 5 years immediately preceding the date of the
application, a description of each violation and the name of the state in which the conviction occurred;
(n) Whether, at the time of application, the privileges granted to the applicant by another state or
the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service relating to the rehabilitation of wildlife are suspended or revoked; and
(o) The signature of the applicant and the date on which he signed the application.
3. The applicant must submit his application to the headquarters of the Department. If the applicant
intends to rehabilitate wildlife for which he is required to obtain a special federal permit from the U. S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, the applicant must include with his application a copy of the permit or evidence
satisfactory to the Department that approval for such a permit is pending. A permit to rehabilitate wildlife
issued by the Department is not valid for the purposes of the rehabilitation of wildlife for which a federal
permit is required until the Department receives a copy of the federal permit.
4. Before the Department will issue an initial permit to an applicant, the applicant must provide to the
Department:
(a) Documentation which substantiates that the applicant has at least two years of practical
experience working with a licensed rehabilitator of wildlife; or
(b) A letter which is written by a licensed veterinarian who is experienced in the care of wildlife
and which substantiates the qualifications of the applicant to rehabilitate wildlife.
5. If the applicant applies to rehabilitate bobcats, mountain lions, or black bears, the applicant must
comply with the standards for facilities established for those species in NAC 504.476. (See Page 4)
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NAC 504.494 Terms, conditions, restrictions and expiration.
1. A holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall:
(a) Comply with the terms, conditions and restrictions of the permit; and
(b) Allow, at reasonable times, any employee of the Department who is authorized to enforce the provisions
of Title 45 of NRS free and unrestricted access to inspect the wildlife and holding facilities.
2. On or before January 31 of each year, the holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall file a written
report with the Department on the activities related to the rehabilitation of wildlife which were conducted during
the previous calendar year. The holder of the permit shall include on the report:
(a) The species and number of wildlife received by the holder of the permit and the date that each wildlife
was received;
(b) The apparent condition of the wildlife when it was received;
(c) The source or location from which the wildlife was received; and
(d) The disposition of the wildlife as of the date of the report, including, but not limited to:
(1) Whether the wildlife was euthanized, released or transferred and the date that it was euthanized,
released or transferred; or
(2) Whether the wildlife is currently in the possession and care of the holder of the permit.
3. The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall notify the Department not later than 48 hours after he
receives a species of wildlife which is classified as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and
Wildlife Service.
4. A permit to rehabilitate wildlife:
(a) Is not transferable.
(b) May be canceled by the Department:
(1) For a violation of any term, condition or restriction of the permit; or
(2) If it is found that the possession of wildlife under the authority of the permit is detrimental to or not
otherwise in the best interest of the wildlife.
(c) Does not authorize the taking, possession, transportation, importation, exportation or disposal of wildlife
in violation of any applicable federal or state law, or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or any local
ordinance.
5. A permit to rehabilitate wildlife expires on December 31 of the second calendar year after the date on
which the permit is issued.
NAC 504.496 Restrictions on and privileges of holder of permit.
1. A holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall not charge a fee for any rehabilitation service he
provides. The holder of a permit is solely responsible for all expenses incurred and all actions undertaken
pursuant to the permit.
2. The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall not import or export any wildlife in his possession
under the authority of his permit without the express written authorization of the Department. The Department
may provide in the permit that the holder of the permit may transfer or export wildlife which cannot be released
into the wild to a zoo that is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
3. The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may capture, transport, possess, rehabilitate, release and, if
appropriate, euthanize wildlife that is injured, ill, orphaned or otherwise debilitated, if that wildlife is specified on
his permit.
4. The holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife shall not possess any species or taxa of wildlife that is not
listed on his permit unless he notifies the Department within 48 hours after he receives the wildlife and the
Department approves his possession of the wildlife.
5. The holder of a permit may transfer wildlife in his possession under the authority of the permit to:
(a) A licensed veterinarian for treatment or euthanasia; or
(b) Any other person who holds a permit to rehabilitate wildlife that is issued by the Department, if the
species of wildlife to be transferred is listed on the permit to rehabilitate wildlife held by the person receiving
the wildlife.
6. A person shall not sell, barter or trade any wildlife, including parts thereof, whether dead or alive, which
is possessed under the authority of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife.
NAC 504.498 Length of period for which wildlife may be held; release, euthanasia and disposal of
wildlife.
1. Wildlife may be held pursuant to a permit to rehabilitate wildlife only for such time as is reasonably
necessary to make humane disposition of the wildlife, but, except as otherwise provided in this section:
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(a) A raptor may be held for not more than 180 days; and
(b) Wildlife other than a raptor may be held for not more than 90 days.
2. A holder of a permit to rehabilitate wildlife may submit a written request to the Department to hold the
wildlife longer than the period provided in this section. The Department may require the holder of the permit to
rehabilitate wildlife to provide a written, signed statement from a licensed veterinarian which sets forth the
medical reasons which necessitate the extension of time.
3. Wildlife which has been rehabilitated must be released:
(a) Into the wild at a time which will be beneficial for the survival of the wildlife; and
(b) Into a habitat which is suitable to sustain that wildlife.
4. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and subsection 2 of
NAC
504.496, wildlife which cannot
be released into the wild must be euthanized. If the wildlife is a migratory bird or species of wildlife which has
been classified as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the wildlife may
not be euthanized without the approval of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
5. Unless otherwise required in the permit to rehabilitate wildlife, if wildlife which is not classified as
threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service is euthanized or otherwise dies
during its rehabilitation, the carcass of the wildlife must, within 30 days after the wildlife dies, be:
(a) Disposed of by burial or incineration in accordance with the applicable local ordinances; or
(b) Transferred to an educational facility that holds appropriate state and federal permits.
6. If wildlife which is classified as threatened or endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
is euthanized or otherwise dies during its rehabilitation, the carcass of the wildlife must be disposed of as
directed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or as directed by the Department
ADDITIONAL PERTINENT STATUTES AND REGULATIONS
NAC 504.476 Cages or open-top enclosures for bobcats, mountain lions and black bears.
1. Any person who, on or after February 28, 1994, applies for and is granted an initial commercial or
noncommercial license for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears shall maintain, on the premises where the
species is most often kept, a cage or open-top enclosure for the species that meets or exceeds the minimum
requirements set forth in this section.
2. Any cage for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears must have:
(a) Sides constructed of:
(1) Woven wire or chain link which is no smaller than 11 gauge for bobcats and 9 gauge for
mountain lions or black bears; or
(2) A solid material that cannot be destroyed by the species contained therein;
(b) A top constructed of woven wire or chain link which is no smaller than 11 gauge;
(c) A floor:
(1) Constructed of cement or concrete at least 3 inches thick into which metal fence posts are
permanently secured; or
(2) Made of dirt with buried chain link or a similar material that will preclude the species from
digging through the floor and escaping; and
(d) Have double doors constructed in such a manner that the exterior door must be closed before the
interior door can be opened. Each door must be secured by a lock.
3. Any open-top enclosure for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears must comply with the following
minimum requirements:
(a) The enclosure must have a perimeter fence which is:
(1) At least 8 feet high for its entire length;
(2) Constructed of:
(I) Woven wire or chain link which is no smaller than 11 gauge for bobcats and 9 gauge for
mountain lions or black bears; or
(II) A solid material that cannot be destroyed by the species contained therein; and
(3) Supported by posts or stays located at intervals of not more than 10 feet.
(b) A double overhang (Y-cantilever) of barbed or electrified wire, or smooth wire which is no smaller
than 9 gauge, must be installed at the top of the perimeter fence with one cantilever tilted in at a 45-degree
angle and the other tilted out at a 45-degree angle. The cantilevers must be not less than 12 inches in length.
(c) For:
(1) Bobcats and mountain lions, the bottom of the perimeter fence must be secured to the
ground in such a manner as to prevent the ingress and egress of the species; and
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(2) Black bears, buried mesh wire which is no smaller than 11 gauge must extend laterally 3
feet to the inside of the enclosure for the length of the perimeter fence in such a manner as to prevent the
species from digging under the fence and escaping.
(d) Any trees or obstacles that would allow bobcats, mountain lions or black bears to exit or enter the
enclosure must be removed.
(e) Any gate in the perimeter fence must be:
(1) Designed to close by itself; and
(2) Equipped with two locking devices.
4. Any cage or open-top enclosure for bobcats, mountain lions or black bears must be maintained in a
condition that prevents the ingress and egress of the species. If any bobcats, mountain lions or black bears
pass through, under or over the cage or open-top enclosure, the licensee shall immediately repair or alter the
cage or open-top enclosure to prevent the continued passage.
WHERE TO SEND APPLICATION
Applications should be sent to:
Nevada Department of Wildlife
License Office – Wildlife Rehabilitation
6980 Sierra Center Parkway, Ste-120
Reno, NV 89511
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