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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

BOAH > Licensing & Compliance > Compliance Issues > Importation Requirements Importation Requirements

Importation permits are must be obtained from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health prior to entering the state for the following species:

BISON/BOVINE: Entry permit must be obtained prior to entering Indiana. Call BOAH Ruminant Division at 317/544-2397 to obtain a permit.

CAMELIDS: Entry permit must be obtained prior to entering Indiana. Call BOAH Ruminant Division at 317/544-2397 to obtain a permit.

CATTLE/BOVINE: Entry permit must be obtained prior to entering Indiana. Call BOAH Ruminant Division at 317/544-2397 to obtain a permit.

CATS/FELINES: Entry permits required if animal originates from an area quarantined because of rabies. Call the BOAH Companion Animal Division at 317/544-2387 to obtain a permit.

DEER, ELK/CERVIDS: Entry permit must be obtained prior to entering Indiana. Call BOAH Ruminant Division at 317/544-2395 to obtain a permit.

DOGS/CANINES: Entry permits required if animal originates from an area quarantined because of rabies. Call the BOAH Companion Animal Division at 317/544-2387 to obtain a permit.

FERRETS: Entry permits required if animal originates from an area quarantined because of rabies. Call the BOAH Companion Animal Division at 317/544-2387 to obtain a permit.

SWINE: Call the BOAH Swine Division at 877/747-3038 to obtain a permit during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.  After hours, fax the CVI and cover sheet to 317/974-2011 and it will be processed during business hours.  Note: A fax must possess a return fax number. 

More specific information on health requirements (including certificate of veterinary inspection requirements, testing, vaccinations, etc.) for each species group is available at this website's Animal Health page.