Oregon Statutes - Chapter 609 - Animal Control; Exotic Animals; Dealers - Section 609.335 - Permits; rules; fee; revocation; warning.

(1) The State Department of Agriculture shall issue permits for the keeping of exotic animals, as defined in ORS 609.305.

(2) The department shall adopt reasonable rules for issuing permits to keep exotic animals and establishing conditions thereof. The conditions shall be directed toward ensuring the health, welfare and safety of the animals and, where necessary, the security of facilities in which the animals are kept so as to avoid undue physical or financial risk to the public. The rules shall be no more restrictive upon keepers of exotic animals than is reasonably necessary to carry out subsection (1) of this section and the purposes of ORS 609.309.

(3) A separate permit shall be required for each species of exotic animal kept. A permit shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of issue and may be renewed.

(4) The department may charge a fee for the issuance and renewal of permits under this section. The fee shall not exceed $300 for each issuance and $100 for each renewal.

(5) The department may revoke a permit upon finding a violation of rules adopted under this section, or the department may issue a finding of violation and a warning to remedy the violation by a specified date. [1985 c.437 §7; 1999 c.699 §9]

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