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Vermont

1.  All commercial dealers in Vermont, including, but not limited to pet shop owners and all persons who import, export, and/or sell animals

     must first obtain a valid Dealer's Permit

1.  All native species of turtles in Vermont are protected and may not be taken or possessed

1.  No person shall take or possess Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle, Chrysemys picta Painted Turtle, Clemmys guttata Spotted Turtle,

     Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle, Graptemys geographica Northern Map Turtle, Sternotherus odoratus Stinkpot (Eastern Musk Turtle) or

     Apalone spinifera Spiny Softshell except when exempted by permit for scientific, educational or conservation purposes
2.  Any person within the state of Vermont interested in purchasing, importing, or possessing a pet or animal must determine whether that

     pet or animal species first requires an Importation and Possession Permit from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Only captive

     bred turtles on the following list do not require a permit:

  • Chrysemys picta dorsalis Southern painted turtle
  • Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared slider
  • Trachemys scripta scripta Yellowbelly slider
  • Trachemys scripta troostii Cumberland slider
  • Agrionemys horsfieldii Russian tortoise
  • Geochelone carbonaria Red-footed tortoise

    All other species require a permit.
3.  All captive bred only species must be accompanied by a statement of origin or certificate of veterinary inspection identifying the business

     of origin and the number of individual animals imported to the individual/business.

4.  Individuals, educational institutions, or research facilities seeking to import or collect animals for the purposes of education or bona fide

     research must first obtain a Scientific Collection Permit. Individuals conducting any research or field activity that may result in the

     pursuit, capture, disturbance, handling, injury, death, or importation of any State threatened and endangered species are required to first

     obtain an Endangered Species Permit.
5.  Any person breeding and propagating wild animals must obtain from the commissioner a license to do so; unless the species is listed as a

     domestic bird or animal, domestic pet, or unrestricted wild animal.

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SUMMARY OF VERMONT TURTLE LAWS

Common Map Turtle Graptemys geographica
Common Musk Turtle (Stinkpot)
Sternotherus odoratus
Common Snapping Turtle
Chelydra serpentina serpentina
Eastern Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta picta
Eastern Spiny Softshell
Apalone spinifera spinifera
Midland Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta marginata
Spotted Turtle
Clemmys guttata
Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta

NATIVE SPECIES