Feline Conservation Federation


Nevada Regulations on Wild and Exotic Felines

State Website: http://nv.gov/
Department Website: www.ndow.org

Wildlife Permit Page: http://www.ndow.org/Forms_and_Resources/Special_Permits/

City of North Las Vegas:


Short Summary: Requires a permit for the possession of bobcats and mountain lions. Also has import permit for bobcat and cougar. All non-native felines are exempt from permit requirements. Issues both non-commercial licenses ($15.00 per year) and commercial licenses ($500 per year.) Has caging requirements. Allows for the option of open-topped enclosures. Cougars must have perimeter fences 8 feet tall and have Y-recurve on top of at least 12 inches wide. Gates must be self-closing and have two locking devices. Native felines must be permanently marked or ear-tagged.

          Noncommercial Possession of Widlife License 

NDOW Offices:

Contacts: http://www.ndow.org/Our_Agency/Contact_Us/ 

Headquarters / Western Region

1100 Valley Rd.
Reno, NV 89512
(775) 688-1500     Hours - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

380 West B. St.
Fallon, NV 89406
(775) 423-3171

Southern Region
Las Vegas
4747 Vegas Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 486-5127      Fax (702) 486-5133

744 S. Racetrack Rd.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 486-6742

Eastern Region
60 Youth Center Road
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 777-2300 

815 E. Fourth St.
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 623-6565
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Nevada County and City animal control contacts:

Clark County, NV animal control: http://library.municode.com/HTML/16214/level1/TIT10AN.html
City of North Las Vegas, NV animal control: http://www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/Departments/Police/AnimalControl.shtm
City of Henderson, NV animal control: http://www.cityofhenderson.com/animal_control/index.php
Washoe County, NV Animal Control: http://www.washoecounty.us/animal/