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Department of Natural Resources

Wildlife Parks Licence

Who Needs This Licence?
Anyone who wants to keep wildlife in captivity for display purposes in a private park in Nova Scotia.

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?
Director of Wildlife
Wildlife Management Division
N.S. Department of Natural Resources
Provincial Building
136 Exhibition Street
Kentville, NS B4N 4E2

Tel: 902-679-6139
Fax: 902-679-6176
Application Forms & Process:
An applications is made by letter to the Wildlife Division office of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources in Kentville.

An inspection is required before the licence can be approved. There are required specifications for cages and facilities.

The applicant will be notified by the Director of Wildlife if the licence is approved.

Waiting Period:
40 business days
Expiry & Renewal:

This permit is valid for 1 year from the date it is issued, and can be renewed. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to initiate the renewal process at least two months prior to expiry date.


Related Requirements:
  1. Conformity with Municipal bylaws;

  2. Appropriate contact with the local branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
Additional Information:

Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 16

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