Florida Information

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.

Bookings Office Hours:
10:00am-4:00pm EST
MondayFriday
407- 734-EXPO
[email protected]

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:

In-State:
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 :

https://myfwc.com/

https://myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/

 

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

Arthropods

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

2011 Reptile Handout

Reptile Trade Show FAQs Final

Fish & Wildlife Form 2011
No Florida Shows Will Include Venomous Species or Sections

Mobile Exhibition
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/

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April 20 & 21, 2024 Bradenton, FL
April 27 & 28, 2024Kissimmee, FL
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May 4 & 5, 2024 Columbia, SC
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May 25 & 26, 2024Raleigh, NC
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June 1 & 2, 2024 Costa Mesa, CA
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June 15 & 16, 2024 Knoxville, TN
June 15, 2024 Sarasota, FL (Sat)
June 22 & 23, 2024 Charlotte, NC
June 22, 2024 Melbourne, FL (Sat)
June 29 & 30, 2024 Birmingham West (Bessemer), AL
June 29 & 30, 2024Dallas, TX
July 6 & 7, 2024 Winston Salem, NC (Sat & Sun)
July 6 & 7, 2024 Denver, CO
July 13 & 14, 2024 Atlanta, GA
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August 17 & 18, 2024 Memphis, TN
August 24 & 25, 2024 Fayetteville, NC
August 24 & 25, 2024 Chattanooga, TN
August 31 & Sept 1, 2024 Birmingham (Trussville), AL
August 31 & Sept 1, 2024 Phoenix, AZ
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September 14 & 15, 2024Greenville, SC
September 14, 2024 Port Charlotte, FL (Sat)
September 21 & 22, 2024 Lakeland, FL
September 21 & 22, 2024 Baltimore, MD
September 21 & 22, 2024 Johnson City, TN
September 28 & 29, 2024 Charleston, SC
September 28, 2024 Boynton Beach, FL (Sat)
October 5 & 6, 2024 Charlotte, NC
October 5, 2024 Sarasota, FL (Sat)
October 12 & 13, 2024 Asheville, NC
October 12 & 13, 2024 Denver, CO
October 19 & 20, 2024 Atlanta, GA
October 19 & 20, 2024 Houston, TX
October 26, 2024 Ft Myers, FL (Sat)
October 26, 2024 Montgomery, AL (Sat)
November 2 & 3, 2024 Columbia, SC
November 9 & 10, 2024 Tampa, FL
November 9, 2024 Winston Salem, NC (Sat)
November 9 & 10, 2024 Costa Mesa, CA (tentative)
November 16 & 17, 2024 Dallas, TX
November 23 & 24, 2024 Knoxville, TN
November 23, 2024 Boynton Beach, FL (Sat)
November 30 & December 1, 2024 Raleigh, NC
December 7 & 8, 2024 Orlando, FL
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December 14 & 15, 2024 Charlotte, NC
December 21 & 22, 2024 Pembroke Pines, FL
December 21 & 22, 2024 Fayetteville, NC
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