Homeland Security and Emergency Services

The Notification of Presence of Wild Animals

Pursuant to General Municipal Law §209-cc, everyone who owns, possesses or harbors certain wild animals must report the location of the animal to his or her municipal clerk. The clerk must then forward the Report to all police agencies and emergency responders having jurisdiction, for their awareness in case of a call to that location. The documents contained in this section will explain these requirements in further detail.

Required Annual Reporting of the Presence of Wild Animals

Statutory Authority: General Municipal Law §209-cc

All persons required to report the owning, possessing or harboring of a wild animal under General Municipal Law §209-cc shall file such report with the relevant city, town or village clerk on or before April 1 of each year.

The state fire administrator, in consultation with the Department of Environmental Conservation, has developed the following list of the common names of wild animals to be reported:

If your animal is on this list, use this form (107 KB) to properly report your animal to your local municipality.

Nonhuman Primates and Prosimians

  • Crowned Lemur
  • Red-Footed Lemur
  • Black Lemur
  • Mongoose Lemur
  • Red-Bellied Lemur
  • Golden Bamboo Lemur
  • Gray Gentle Lemur
  • Ring Tailed Lemur
  • Ruffed Lemur
  • Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur
  • Greater Dwarf Lemur
  • Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur
  • Greater Mouse Lemur
  • Mouse Lemur
  • Brown Mouse Lemur
  • Fork-Marked Lemur
  • Indri
  • Avahi, or Woolly Lemur
  • Sifakas
  • Aye-Aye
  • Allen's Bush Baby
  • Lesser Bushbaby
  • Thick-Tailed Galago, or Bushbaby
  • Slender Loris
  • Slow Loris
  • Lesser Slow Loris, or Pygmy Slow Loris
  • Potto
  • Western Tarsier
  • Spectral Tarsier, or Celebes, or Sulawesi
  • Tarsier
  • Philippine Tarsier
  • Howler Monkey
  • Brown Howler
  • Mantled Howler Monkey
  • Red Howler Monkey
  • Southern Night Monkey, or Southern Owl Monkey
  • Owl Monkey
  • Black-Handed Spider Monkey
  • Spider Monkey
  • Woolly Spider Monkey, or Muriqui
  • Common Woolly Monkey
  • Titi Monkey
  • Masked Titi
  • White-Fronted Capuchin
  • Brown Capuchin Monkey
  • White Throated Capuchin
  • Red-Backed Squirrel Monkey
  • Squirrel Monkey
  • Uakari
  • White-Nosed Saki
  • Saki
  • Allen's Swamp Monkey
  • Collared Mangabey
  • Redtail Monkey
  • Diana Monkey, or Guenon
  • Owl-Faced Monkey
  • Blue Monkey
  • Mona Monkey
  • Debrazza's Monkey
  • Grivet, or Savanna Monkey
  • Patas
  • Black Mangabey, or White-cheeked
  • Mangabey
  • Formosan Rock Macaque
  • Long Tailed Macaque, or Crab-Eating Macaque
  • Japanese Macaque, or Snow Monkey
  • Rhesus Monkey, or Rhesus Macaque
  • Black Macaque, or Celebes Ape, or Celebes Macaque
  • Macaque
  • Lion-Tailed Macaque
  • Barbary Macaque
  • Drill
  • Mandrill
  • Talapoin Monkey
  • Savanna Baboon, or Hamadryas Baboon
  • Olive Baboon
  • Gelada Baboon
  • Angolan Colobus
  • Black And White Colobus, or Guereza
  • Black Colobus Monkey
  • Proboscis Monkey
  • Francois Leaf Monkey
  • Thomas's Langur, or Thomas's Leaf Monkey
  • Red Colobus Monkey
  • Tana River Red Colobus Monkey
  • Olive Colobus
  • Golden Monkey, or Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey
  • Hanuman Langur, or Gray Langur
  • White-Headed Langur
  • Dusky Leaf Monkey
  • Goeldi's Monkey
  • Silvery Marmoset
  • Common Marmoset
  • Pygmy Marmoset
  • Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin
  • Golden Lion Tamarin
  • Saddle-Backed Tamarin
  • Emperor Tamarin
  • Red-Chested Moustached Tamarin
  • Red-Footed Tamarin
  • Moustached Tamarin
  • Black-Mantled Tamarin
  • Cotton-Top Tamarin
  • Agile Gibbon
  • Hoolock Gibbon
  • White-Handed Gibbon, or Lar Gibbon
  • Molochs Gibbon
  • Gray Gibbon
  • Pileated Gibbon
  • Siamang, or Great Gibbon
  • Eastern Lowland Gorilla
  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Western Lowland Gorilla
  • Bonobo, or Pygmy Chimpanzee
  • Chimpanzee
  • Orangutan

Felidae

  • Caracal
  • Asian Golden Cat
  • Bornean Bay Cat
  • Black-Footed Cat
  • Chinese Desert Cat
  • Jungle Cat, or Swamp Lynx
  • Sand Cat
  • African Wildcat
  • Jaguarundi
  • Ocelot
  • Margay
  • Serval
  • Eurasian Lynx
  • Canada Lynx
  • Spanish Lynx
  • Bobcat
  • Pampas Cat
  • Geoffroy's Cat
  • Guigna
  • Pallas's Cat
  • Leopard Cat, or Bengal Cat, or Tiger Cat
  • Rusty-Spotted Cat
  • Fishing Cat
  • Flat-Headed Cat
  • African Golden Cat
  • Puma, or Mountain Lion, or Cougar, or
  • Painter, or Florida Panther
  • Marbled Cat
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Lion
  • Jaguar
  • Leopard
  • Tiger, or Siberian Tiger
  • Snow Leopard

Canidae

  • Arctic Fox
  • Short-Eared Dog
  • Side Striped Jackal
  • Golden Jackal
  • Coyote
  • Gray Wolf
  • Black-Backed Jackal
  • Red Wolf
  • Simian Jackal
  • Crab-Eating Fox
  • Maned Wolf
  • Dhole
  • Falkland Island Fox
  • Fennec Fox
  • African Wild Dog
  • Hoary Fox
  • Raccoon Dog
  • Bat-Eared Fox
  • Pampas Fox
  • Culpeo
  • Argentine Gray Fox
  • Sechura Fox
  • Bush Dog
  • Gray Fox, or Tree Fox
  • Island Fox
  • Red Fox, or Silver fox
  • Corsac Fox
  • Blanford's Fox
  • Tibetan Sand Fox
  • Swift Fox
  • Kit Fox
  • Bengal Fox
  • Sand Fox
  • Pale Fox
  • Cape Fox

Ursidae

  • Giant Panda, or Panda Bear, or Panda
  • Red Panda
  • Spectacled Bear
  • Asiatic Black Bear
  • American Black Bear
  • Brown Bear, or Grizzly Bear
  • Polar Bear
  • Malayan Sun Bear
  • Sloth Bear

All Venomous Snakes and All Constrictors and Python Snakes Ten Feet or Greater in Length

  • Black Mamba
  • Eastern Coral Snake, or Harlequin Snake, or Western Coral Snake
  • Brazilian Coral Snake
  • Arizona Coral Snake
  • Indian Cobra, or Monocled Cobra, or Chinese Cobra
  • Black-Necked Cobra, or Spitting Cobra
  • Mozambique Spitting Cobra
  • Cape Cobra, or Yellow Cobra
  • White-Lipped Cobra, or Forest Cobra
  • Egyptian Cobra
  • Shield-Nosed Cobra, or Cape Coral Snake
  • Eastern Water Cobra
  • King Cobra
  • Gold's Tree Cobra
  • Death Adder, or Deaf Adder
  • Tiger Snake
  • Blue Krait
  • Banded Krait
  • Many-Banded Krait
  • Malayan Long-Glanded Coral Snake
  • Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
  • Taipan
  • Bandy-Bandy
  • Yellow-Lipped Sea Snake
  • Dubois's Sea Snake
  • Stoke's Sea Snake
  • Annulated Sea Snake
  • Hardwicke's Sea Snake
  • Plagic Sea Snake, or Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
  • Cantil, or Mexican Moccasin
  • Mamushi
  • Fea's Viper
  • Rough-Scaled Tree Viper
  • Bush Viper, or Leaf Viper
  • Copperhead
  • Cottonmouth
  • African Puff-Adder
  • Bergadder, or Mountain Adder
  • Horned Adder
  • Many-Horned Adder
  • Gaboon Viper
  • Rhinoceros Viper, or River Jack
  • Dwarf Sand Adder
  • Namaqua Dwarf Adder
  • Yellow-Lined Palm Viper
  • Honduran Palm Viper
  • Guatemalan Palm Viper
  • Guatemalan Tree Viper
  • Eyelash Viper, or Schlegel's Viper
  • Amazonian Palm Viper
  • Fer-de-Lance
  • Barba Amarilla
  • Urutu, or Wutu
  • Rhombic Night Adder
  • Horned Desert Viper
  • Malayan Pit Viper
  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake, or Mexican Green Rattlesnake
  • Sonoran Sidewinder
  • Tropical Rattlesnake, or Cascavel, or
  • Cascabel
  • Timber Rattlesnake, or Canebrake
  • Rattlesnake
  • Oaxacan Small-Headed Rattlesnake
  • Durango Rock Rattlesnake
  • Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake
  • Northern Black-Tailed Rattlesnake
  • Lance-Headed Rattlesnake
  • Twin-Spotted Rattlesnake
  • Tancitaran Dusky Rattlesnake
  • Red Diamond Rattlesnake
  • Mojave Rattlesnake
  • Long-Tailed Rattlesnake
  • Tiger Rattlesnake
  • Aruba Rattlesnake
  • Grand Canyon Rattlesnake, or Coronado Island Rattlesnake
  • Arizona Black Rattlesnake, or Midget Faded Rattlesnake, or Southern Pacific Rattlesnake, or Great Basin Rattlesnake, or Hopi Rattlesnake
  • Uracoan Rattlesnake
  • Chihuahuan Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnake
  • Sharp-Nosed Viper, or Hundred Pacer
  • Saw-Scaled Viper, or Carpet Viper
  • Leaf-Nosed Viper, or McMahon's Viper
  • Bushmaster
  • Undulated Pit Viper
  • Barbour's Pit Viper
  • Godman's Pit Viper
  • Black-Tailed Horned Pit Viper
  • Hognosed Viper
  • Jumping Viper
  • Western Hog-Nosed Viper
  • Massasauga Rattlesnake
  • Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake
  • Mexican Massasauga
  • Indian Tree Viper
  • Okinawan Habu
  • Kanburian Pit Viper, or Tiger Pit Viper
  • Mangrove Pit Viper
  • Hemehabu, or Kufah
  • Chinese Tree Viper, or Bamboo Viper
  • Sri Lankan Pit Viper
  • Siamese Palm Viper, or Wirot's Pit Viper
  • Sumatran Tree Viper
  • Pope's Tree Viper
  • Eye Lash Viper
  • Wagler's Pit Viper, or Temple Pit Viper
  • Long-Nosed Viper, or Sand Adder
  • European Asp
  • Crossed Viper, or Kreuzotter
  • Portuguese Viper
  • Cyclades Blunt-Nosed Viper, or Levant Viper
  • Palestinian Viper
  • Kaznakov's Viper
  • Russell's Viper, or Tic-Polonga
  • Boa Constrictor
  • Dumeril's Boa
  • Cuban Boa
  • Green Anaconda
  • Yellow Anaconda
  • Long-Nosed Tree Snake, or Long-Nosed Whip Snake
  • West Indian Racer, Bimini Racer
  • Mangrove Snake
  • Green Cat-Eyed Snake
  • Common Cat-Eyed Snake
  • Blanding's Tree Snake
  • Mussurana
  • Herald Snake, or Cat-Eyed Snake
  • Brazilian Smooth Snake, or False Water Cobra
  • Boomslang, or Afrikaans
  • Tentacled Snake, or Fishing Snake
  • Bocourt's Water Snake
  • False Coral Snake
  • Blunt-Headed Tree Snake
  • Cat-Eyed Snake, or Night Snake
  • Parrot Snake
  • Mexican Parrot Snake
  • Ornate Flying Snake
  • Paradise Flying Snake
  • Malagasy Giant Hognose Snake
  • Wolf Snake
  • Barred Wolf Snake
  • African Wolf Snake
  • Montpellier Snake
  • Mexican Vine Snake
  • African Beaked Snake
  • Bird Snake, or Twig Snake
  • Central American Lyre Snake, or Sonoran
  • Lyre Snake
  • Crowned Snake, or Black-Headed Snake

Crocodilia Five Feet or Greater in Length

  • Alligator, or True Alligator
  • Chinese Alligator
  • American Alligator
  • Caiman, or Caimans
  • Broad-Snouted Caiman
  • Common Caiman
  • Caiman Yacare
  • Dwarf Caiman
  • Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
  • Dwarf Caiman
  • Black Caiman
  • Cuban Crocodile
  • American Crocodile
  • Morelet's Crocodile
  • African Slender-Snouted Crocodile
  • Nile Crocodile
  • Orinoco Crocodile
  • Indopacific Crocodile
  • Johnston's Crocodile
  • Mugger Crocodile, or Marsh Crocodile
  • Siamese Crocodile
  • Philippine Crocodile
  • New Guinea Crocodile
  • Dwarf Crocodile
  • Gharial
  • False Gharial