Animal HealthImport Requirements

Montana Import Requirements

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Most imports require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) and an import permit number.  Please select the species you are importing to find out about specific import requirements.

Import Permit Numbers

MONTANA ORIGIN ANIMALS NO LONGER REQUIRE RE-ENTRY PERMITS.

  • Permit Line: 406-444-2976
    • 24-hour permit line
  • Email: livpermits@mt.gov
    • Monday-Friday (8am-4:30pm)
    • Subject line “permit request”
  • Fax: 406-444-1929
    • Monday-Friday (8am-4:30pm)

*EFFECTIVE MARCH 1ST:  CERTIFICATES OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED USING ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS GLOBAL VET LINK, AND AGVIEW DO NOT REQUIRE IMPORT PERMIT NUMBERS.




Porcine


Alternative Livestock

For importation of Bighorn Sheep, Dall Sheep, Desert Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goats, Antelope, Caribou, Deer, Elk, Fallow Deer, Muntjacs, Reindeer, and Musk Ox, please contact the import office at 406-444-9525.


Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets

Small Pets

Reptiles

  • No requirements for importation

Dogs, Cats and Ferrets over the age of 3 months that are traveling with their owner, are not changing ownership, and are not for breeding purposes.

Required: Proof of rabies vaccination

Sugar Gliders and Hedge Hogs - No import permit required.


For more information please contact Fish, Wildlife, and Parks at 406-444-2535.

Animal Health Bureau

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Contact Information

Department of Livestock
Animal Health Bureau
PO Box 202001
Helena, MT 59620-2001
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