L e g a l i t y
Unfortunately sugar gliders are not legal everywhere due to the fact that they are considered an exotic animal. We've done our best to research where sugar gliders are legal; however laws change constantly so it's best to contact the USDA and make sure nothing has changed. We are not responsible for any state requirement that may be outdated.
GeorgiaThe exotic species listed below, except where otherwise noted, may not be held as pets in Georgia. This list is not all inclusive. Marsupials (wallabies, kangaroos, sugar gliders, etc.); all species Note: Sugar gliders are legal as pets if the owner possesses valid documentation that the animal originated from a source inspected and regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture. http://www.georgiawildlife.org/documentdetail.aspx?docid=6&pageid=3&category=default
MarylandLegal - A license is needed to sell Sugar Gliders(Obtained from the USDA), but owning sugar gliders is legal.
MichiganUnregulated by the state, thus legal, but also check city laws. 20090528:"There is no permit or other authorization required from the DNR in order for you to possess a sugar glider in Michigan."
MinnesotaUnknown statewide St. Paul - Illegal due to city ordinance as of Dec 26, 2007 according to Startribue.com
New MexicoIllegal - unless a special permit for exotics is obtained.
New YorkLegal - except in the five NYC boroughs where they are illegal.
TexasLegal Exotics are not allowed in many cities.
UtahLegal *Only with a permit/license which costs $55.00 the first year and $25.00/year to renew. Illegal *In Salt Lake County. It is also illegal in Salt Lake County to possess any other animal that is not native to North America
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