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Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York . Title 19. Department of State. Chapter XVI. Wild Animals. Part 820. Required Annual Reporting of the Presence of Wild Animals.



Country of Origin: United States - New York

Agency of Origin: Department of State

National Citation: 19 NY ADC 820.1 - .3

Agency Citation:

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Last checked by Web Center Staff: 06/2013


Summary:   This set of New York regulations provides a form for individuals keeping wild animals to report with the city, town or village clerk within whose jurisdiction the animal is owned, possessed or harbored, on or before April 1st of each year. General Municipal Law (GML), section 209-cc requires the State Fire Administrator, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Conservation, to develop and maintain a list of the common names of wild animals that are reported annually to local authorities.
Material in Full:

 

Section 820.1. Purpose and effect

Pursuant to General Municipal Law (GML), section 209-cc, the State Fire Administrator, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Conservation, is required to develop and maintain a list of the common names of wild animals to be reported annually to local authorities, on a date which the Fire Administrator shall determine. The Fire Administrator has developed a list of such common names and has distributed the list to all municipal clerks. The list is also posted on the Department of State's website. As common names of animals have neither legal nor scientific significance, the list is, of necessity, not exclusive. Accordingly, where there is any question as to whether a particular animal must be reported, GML, section 209-cc(2)(c) shall govern. The purpose of this Part is to further comply with GML, section 209-cc by providing the annual reporting date and the report form, as well as other procedural details.

Sec. filed Feb. 28, 2005 eff. March 16, 2005.

 

Section 820.2. Time for filing

All persons required to report the owning, possessing or harboring of a wild animal shall file such report with the city, town or village clerk within whose jurisdiction the animal is owned, possessed or harbored, on or before April 1st of each year.

Sec. filed Feb. 28, 2005 eff. March 16, 2005.


 

Section 820.3. Report form

The report of the presence of a wild animal shall be made on the following form:

Report No. _____

Report of the Presence of Wild Animals

The information recorded here is essential to emergency services personnel so that they may protect themselves and your neighbors, provide for the safety of your animals, ensure the maximum protection and preservation of your property, and provide you with emergency services without unnecessary delay.

Every person in New York State, who owns, possesses, or harbors a wild animal, as set forth in General Municipal Law, §209-cc, must file this Report annually, on or before April 1 of each year, with the clerk of the city, village or town (if outside a village) where the animal is kept. A list of the common names of animals to be reported is enclosed with this form. Failure to file as required will subject you to penalties under law.

A separate Report is required to be filed annually for each address where a wild animal is harbored.

Exemptions: Pet dealers, as defined in section 752-a of the General Business Law, zoological and other exhibitors licensed pursuant to 7 USC sections 2133 and 2134, and licensed veterinarians in temporary possession of dangerous dogs, are not required to file this report.

Instructions for completing this form:

1.Please print or type all information, using blue or black ink.

2.Fill in the information requested on this page.

3.On the continuation sheets, fill in the information requested for each type of animal that you possess.

4.Return the completed forms to the City, Town, or Village Clerk of each municipality where the animal or animals are owned, possessed or harbored.

5.File a new report each year, by April 1, for as long as you keep the animal or animals.

6.You are referred to General Municipal Law, §209-cc for additional information. Copies of this statute and the list of common names of animals to be reported may also be accessed at the Department of State's website, www.dos.state.ny.us.

Name: __________

Business Name (if a business): __________

Street Address: __________

City, State and Zip: __________

Telephone Number: __________

Address Where Animal is Located (if different than above):

_____


_____


Name of Emergency Contact: __________

Daytime phone number: __________

After-hours phone number: __________

Signature and title (if a business) of person completing form:

_____

_____

THIS FORM MUST BE FILED WITH YOUR CITY, TOWN (IF THE ANIMAL IS LOCATED OUTSIDE A VILLAGE) OR VILLAGE CLERK. DO NOT FILE THIS FORM WITH THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

Instructions to the Municipal Clerk:

Forward copies of this Report to:

1.Each NY State Police troop, County Sheriff, and municipal police agency having jurisdiction over the location of the wild animal;

2.The fire chief of each fire department, fire corporation, or fire company serving the location of the wild animal;

3.Each ambulance or emergency medical service department, ambulance corporation, or ambulance or emergency medical service company serving the location of the wild animal.

Report No. _____

Report of the Presence of Wild Animals
List of Animals at this Address



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  Common name of      Number of such animals at    Scientific name (genus and
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Sec. filed Feb. 28, 2005; amd. filed Jan. 12, 2006 eff. Feb. 2, 2006.


 



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