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Crocodilian Registration Permit

A Crocodilian Registration authorizes the holder to import or possess Alligator, Caiman, and Crocodile parts or products with the intention of:

  • Future sale at wholesale
  • Tanning or processing of hides
  • Fabricating or finishing products

Please note:

  • This permit does not allow sale at retail. A Crocodilian Permit is required for retail sale
  • This permit expires annually on March 31.
  • There is a $150.00 fee for this permit.

Please contact the Special Licenses Unit with any questions or concerns about qualifying or applying for this permit. To apply for this permit complete the Crocodilian Registration Application (PDF) and send with a check or money order for the appropriate amount to the Department of Environmental Conservation Special Licenses Unit.

Special Licenses Unit
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4752

List of applicable Laws and Regulations

New York Environmental Conservation Law (ECL)

Please visit New York State Legislature Website (link leaves DEC website)

  • 11-0535 Endangered and threatened species, species of special concern
  • 11-0536 Sale of certain wild animals or wild animal products prohibited

New York Codes Rules and Regulations (6NYCRR)

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