Potential and current vendors, please review these pages to become familiar with Repticon’s rules and show schedule, and also to review State and local laws and requirements. You may also register for tables using our online form or contact a Vendor Coordinator at the Booking Office.
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Florida Rules & Information
These Rules & Information are provided as a convenience to Repticon vendors and exhibitors, and may not be comprehensive for every animal. Each vendor is responsible for researching and complying with all current laws regarding their animals.
Information for selling plants:
A Nursery Registration, Stock Dealer, or Broker License with the Division of Plant Industry is required to sell live plants.
The stock Dealer License allows wholesale purchase and selling retail to the public.
There is also a “one-time sale” license.
Out of State:
Non-FL residents transporting plants into Florida will need a phytosanitary certificate for the plants (a health certificate) from their home state department of agriculture and stop at the agricultural inspection station upon entering the State.
For plants without a phytosanitary certificate, the plants will be subject to an inspection at the station upon entering the state, and the vendor will be placed in touch with a local inspector for the area where they are headed to get signed up.
Where is the application available:
Contact the Division of Plant Industry Helpline at 1-888-397-1517 or email [email protected], provide a zip code to be directed to a local plant inspector who will help obtain the best registration for each circumstance.
Reptiles & Other Animals
Florida Vendors require a Class III permit. Permit application and all other info, including Florida’s newer “Reptiles of Concern” Laws, can be found at :
or contact Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, for Licensing and Permitting – 850-488-6253
For USDA, Main office # – 919-855-7100, fax: 919-855-7100
Florida Vendors selling certain arthropods may require a permit from the Florida Department of Agriculture. Information about these permits, along with contact information for the Officials who can answer any further questions regarding arthropods and FL permitting, can be found at: https://www.fdacs.gov/Agriculture-Industry/Plants-and-Nurseries/Plant-Pest-Permits/Arthropod-Plant-and-Plant-Pest-Permits
Please review the following documents courtesy of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, including FAQ and the new required inventory form
Fish & Wildlife Form 2011
No Florida Shows Will Include Include Venomous Species or Sections
Any vendor who is applying for or renewing their Class III Permit and plans to vend at shows in FL, needs to submit an itinerary that tells FWC where and when they plan on doing a Mobile Exhibition.
The rule for needing the calendar itinerary is 68A-6.005 (Transportation Requirements for Wildlife; Caging Requirements for Performing and Non-Performing Animals) and can be found at www.FLrules.org. Vendors just need to write a letter including their name and business name (whichever is on their Class III Permit) and list the show dates and venue addresses where they plan on vending. That letter may be faxed or mailed in anytime before the show. Vendors can send a fax right up until the show, but it is recommended no later than about 1-2 days before a show for fax and a week beforehand for mail.
The fax # is: 850-921-6283. It should be labeled Att: Captive Wildlife Office.
Mailing address is:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Division of Law Enforcement, Captive Wildlife Office
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
*Note: Any vendors traveling from out-of-state with non-native species are required to have an Transport/Import Permit. The Transport/Import permit is free and needs to be applied for at least 2 weeks in advance.
There is no cost for this permit – it is free!
Follow this link to fill out the form and send it in: https://myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/import/