Illinois 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
407- 734-EXPO


Illinois 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.

State of Illinois Information:

Illinois Department of Agriculture

Animal Health and Welfare
Dr. Mark Ernst

Illinois Dept of Natural Resources (for Aquatic Life Licenses)
Scott Ballard – 618-993-7023

Resident Retail Aquatic Life Dealer License – $10.50 — link here

Non-Resident Aquatic Life Dealer License – $100.75 — link here

Jackie Eckert
Dept of Agriculture (for “buying & selling Pet Shop License)
Health and welfare department

If vendor is “buying and reselling” animals, an annual $25 Pet Shop License is required – link here — this is not required for breeders who are selling animals they have raised

Restrictions include:
No Native species or Morphs of Native for sale without Documentation of Sale or Birth
No sale or Possession of Crocodilians
No sale or Possession of Spiders or Scorpions that are considered dangerous by the state of Illinois (anything “medically significant” such as widows, recluses, death stalkers, etc.) Please contact Scott Ballard, listed above, for approval if you intend to bring spiders or scorpions to the show.
No Venomous
No “constricting snake” “six feet or over in length” — see link below
Ferrets & native mammals require a Wild Game Breeder Permit — link here
No sale or possession of Federally protected animals without proper permits

Please also review the following Administrative Code regarding Agriculture & Animals — link here
specifically, the Health Certificate Requirements for Animals Imported into Illinois — link here
and further Animal Prohibited from Sale — link here

***Please Note that the Health Certificate and Entry Permit Number Requirements are NOT required for reptiles.***

Further information on Illinois Herp Laws may be found at the link here

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