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Below are links to official pages, sites, forms, or permits regarding reptile and amphibian laws for the locality described. If you find a link to the laws, regulations, or permits that need to be listed here, please add it using the form below. If you find a link to be dead, please report it.

State/Province: TEXAS
State Laws/Regulations/Licences/Permits

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. Main Web Site
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/
Added: 02/15/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Nonindigenous Snake Permit Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/permits/land/wildlife_management/nonindigenous_snakes/index.phtml
Added: 02/15/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Texas Threatened and Endangered Species List, January 2003
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_lf_w7000_0017.pdf
Added: 02/15/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Texas Amphibian Watch Rules of "Frogging"
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/texas_nature_trackers/amphibian_watch/frogging_rules/
Added: 02/15/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Regulations - Nongame and Other Species
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/annual/hunt/nongame/
Added: 02/15/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Hunting and Fishing Regulations: What's New for 2007-2008
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/changes08.phtml
Added: 02/15/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Frequently Asked Questions about Nongame Permits
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/faq/huntwild/nongame_permits.phtml
Added: 02/15/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Spring Alligator Hunt Orientation
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/planning/alligator/
Added: 02/15/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Texas Administrative Code - RULE 65.331- COMMERCIAL NONGAME PERMITS
http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=9&p_dir=&p_rloc=&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=&ti=31&pt=2&ch=65&rl=331
Added: 02/20/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Species of nongame wildlife may be possessed, purchased, sold, offered for sale, imported, or exported under 65.331
http://info.sos.state.tx.us/fids/200704634-1.html
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Prohibition on commercial activity includes, but is not limited to, the following species under 65.331
http://info.sos.state.tx.us/fids/200704634-2.html
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Local Laws/Regulations/Licences/Permits

New Braunfels, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=11333&sid=43
Added: 02/15/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


San Marcos, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=11549&sid=43
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Seguin, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=10713&sid=43
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Kerrville, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=11078&sid=43
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Burnet, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=12778&sid=43
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Schertz, Texas Animal Control Ordinance
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=13783&sid=43
Added: 02/15/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


City Of Austin Animal Codes
http://www.amlegal.com/austin_nxt/gateway.dll/Texas/austin/title3animalregulation
Added: 02/15/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


City of Houston Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=10123&sid=43
Added: 02/18/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


City of San Antonio Code of Ordinances - Chapter 5
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=11508&sid=43
Added: 02/18/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Fort Worth, Texas Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=10096&sid=43
Added: 02/19/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Abilene, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=10188&sid=43
Added: 02/19/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Amarillo, Texas - Code of Ordinances Chapters 4-10, 8-2, 12-7
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=11818&sid=43
Added: 02/19/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Del Rio, Texas Code of Ordinances - Chapter 5
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=10640&sid=43
Added: 02/19/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Georgetown, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 7
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=13578&sid=43
Added: 02/19/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Waco, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 5
http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=11666&sid=43
Added: 02/19/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Addison, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 10
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=10124&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Alamo Heights, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 4
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=14492&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Allen, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 3
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=13969&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Alvin, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 4
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=10357&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Aransas Pass, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 4
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=11928&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Balch Springs, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 10
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=13555&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Baytown, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 14
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=10022&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Bedford, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 18
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=11924&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (This link may no longer be valid)


Bellaire, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=13798&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Bowie, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 2
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=12260&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Brownwood, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 14
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=10488&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Bryan, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 10
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=14054&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Burleson, Texas - Code of Ordinances - Chapter 6
http://www.municode.com/Resources/gateway.asp?pid=10492&sid=43
Added: 02/20/08 - (Report Dead Link?)


Most of Texas' City's Ordinances
http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/tx/laws.html
Added: 04/09/08 - (Report Dead Link?)



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