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State Specific Permit & Show Information

South Carolina 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
[email protected]

South Carolina 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.

*Recent changes in SC policy now require most vendors to obtain a $50 retail license.  Please see the attached letter from the SC Department of Revenue to vendors (Click Here) and form SCDOR111 (Click Here) for details.  All further inquiries or questions should be directed to the SC Department of Revenue.

**Information and required license for selling plants:
Nursery Grower Certificate or Nursery Dealer Certificate
Please allow a month’s lead time to get the certificate.

New South Carolina State Regulations as of October 2020 – These are now in effect!

No Native Turtles or Tortoises.
No Native Lizards. 
No Native Amphibians, except: Bull Frogs Lithobates (Rana) catesbeianus.
123-151.2. Regulations for Southern Hognose Snake. 1. It is unlawful for any person to take, possess, transport, import, export, process, sell, offer for sale, ship, or receive for shipment any southern hognose snake without a permit from the department. Permits will be issued only for research and educational purposes.
123-151.3. Exchange and Transfer for Certain Native Reptiles and Amphibians A. No native reptile or amphibian, including parts, products, eggs, and derivatives may be sold, purchased, traded, exchanged, bartered, exported or shipped, transferred and/or re-homed, except:
4. Venom or venom derivatives obtained or produced by a laboratory. 
5. Any non-native phenotype (i.e. – “morph” or genetic mutation) of native snake species.
 6. Any native wild phenotype of the following species reproduced in captivity and under 10 inches in total length, eastern garter snake
(Thamnophis sirtalis), mole king snake (Lampropeltis calligaster), and eastern milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum).
7. Any native wild phenotype of the following species reproduced in captivity and under 20 inches in total length, corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus), rat snake (Pantherophis sp.), and eastern king snake (Lampropeltis getula) 
8. Any native wild phenotype of the following species reproduced in captivity and, or under 24 inches in total length, pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus).
11. Bull Frogs Lithobates (Rana) catesbeianus.

For additional questions, contact SCDNR State Herpetologist, Andrew Grosse

Ph: (843) 527-8448
Fax: (843) 527-0255

E-mail: [email protected]

Links to these new SC Regulations in Full:


Mammal Policy for South Carolina

No mammals indigenous to South Carolina are allowed. To view a list of mammals native to South Carolina, click here –

Mammals coming from out of state must have a veterinary health certificate dated within 7 days of show.

All Vendors bringing personal pets must have current shots and health certificate for the animal, and must keep the animal under control at all times.

State Regulations

No Southern Hognose Snakes (state) NEW!

No Bogg, Spotted Turtles (state) NEW!

No Gopher Tortoises (state) NEW!

Lexington County Regulations (for Columbia shows)

No Croc Monitors. (county)

No Water Monitors. (county)

No Crocodilia (county)

Greenville County Regulations (for Greenville show) NEW!

Greenville county animal control
Officer Harper

Wild or exotic animals permit from Greenville county animal control is required for all venomous, crocodilians, and constrictors exceeding 5′ in the wild. This permit is not required for non resident vendors to sell these animals but Greenville county residents who buy these animals will be required to obtain a permit. Brochures from animal control regarding this permit will be available at the show.
Cost: $50/application and $10/animal

Mt. Pleasant (for Charleston Show):

Reptile/Amphibian Restrictions: No Venomous reptiles, Constrictors over 6′, No Crocodiles over 30″

Mammal Restrictions: No apes or old world primates, big cats, or exotic dogs.

Repticon Venomous Animal Policies
(for South Carolina Venomous Shows Only)

Waivers – All vendors with venomous snakes must sign a waiver upon check in and have all customers do the same.

All Venomous Vendors and their Staff – No Open Toed Shoes allowed! NEW!

Containers – All venomous reptiles must be housed in secured, taped and unbreakable containers and labeled as such prior to the customers leaving with purchase. No venomous reptiles may be removed from containers and lids of such containers shall not be removed, except in the hot room. NO venomous reptile will be taken out of its container nor will the container be unsealed under any circumstances other then in the hot room.

Only RED tape will be allowed on venomous containers. Red tape is to be used ONLY on venomous containers. This will be in effect starting 6/20/2009

Sales Policies & Procedures – Venomous snakes are not to be sold to anyone under 18 or to anyone who obviously does not possess the knowledge or experience to handle venomous snakes. Venomous reptiles which have been sold will be tagged and remain at vendors’ booth until buyer is departing from show. Customer is to sign a waiver; then advise customer to return when ready to depart from the building. At this time the vendor will give the waiver and reptiles to show staff or Venomous Staff who will escort the customer as they exit the show. Any vendor not adhering to this policy and giving their customers venomous reptiles purchased will be ejected from the show immediately and no refund issued.

Please note: Netting ( to cover all venomous) will be required by the 2010 November Show! NEW!
All venomous animals not in display cases or covered with glass are required to be covered with netting. Netting will be available to vendors that do not have it for a small fee.

City of Florence:

Wendy Wilton

Florence Area Humane Society, Animal Shelter, and City of Florence Animal Control

Shelter Supervisor


(4) No person shall sell, trade, or give away as a pet any carnivorous animal that is normally not domesticated. Such animal shall include, but not be limited to those listed in section 3-1, definition of wild animals.

Wild animals: All animals commonly accepted as being “wild” including, but not limited to, the following, no matter how domesticated they may be:
(1) Alligators and crocodiles
(2) Bears
(3) Bobcats, tigers, leopards, lions, and panthers
(4) Coyotes, foxes, wolves, including the offspring of one of the foregoing with a domestic dog wherein the proportion of wild animal exceeds one-eighth,
(5) Porcupine
(6) Non-human primates
(7) Raccoon
(8) Skunks
(9) Venomous snakes, constrictor snakes
(10) Venomous lizards
(11) Weasels, except ferrets
(12) Members of the cervidae (deer) family
* Specific animals are excluded from applicability under this definition listeing in every instance where South Carolina state laws or DHEC regulations permit specified activities or possessions.


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