Legal Pet Skunk States
Each state handles pet skunk ownership a little differently.
Some states require special permits to be obtained and fees to
be paid. Please check with officials at your state's
Department Of Conservation and Natural Resources or
Fish and Game Commission for the most up to date information
regarding owning a skunk.
If possible, a good idea is to get a copy of the law to read for
yourself and to talk to several officials at these governing
locations. In the past many officials, sometimes from the same
state or even the same office, have been known to interpret the
laws differently, lending to confusion over what the actual law is.
Some states have instituted a new rule that lets the local townships
make up their own ordinances about pet skunk ownership. So it would
be a good idea to check with your local government as well.
Below are listed the US states where captive-bred pet skunks
are legal. From time to time, the laws in states will change
regarding skunk ownership. Because of this, please use this
list with caution.
For a more detailed description of the laws in these states,
please contact the States portion of the Aspen Skunk Rabies
Research Inc. site at
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