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Government Statistics > Pet skunk > Legality of skunk ownership (most recent) by state

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Alabama Legal, if bred in state
Alaska Illegal
Arizona Illegal
Arkansas Illegal
California Illegal
Colorado Illegal
Connecticut Illegal
Delaware Illegal
District of Columbia Illegal
Florida Legal, with permit
Georgia Illegal
Hawaii Illegal
Idaho Illegal
Illinois Illegal
Indiana Legal, with permit
Iowa Legal
Kansas Illegal
Kentucky Legal in some counties
Louisiana Illegal
Maine Illegal
Maryland Illegal
Massachusetts Illegal (September 2006)
Michigan Legal with permit; outside cage must be built; must be bred in state.
Minnesota Illegal
Mississippi Illegal
Missouri Illegal
Montana Illegal
Nebraska Illegal
Nevada Illegal
New Hampshire Striped skunks illegal; hooded and spotted legal.
New Jersey Legal, with permit & if bred in state.
New Mexico Legal, with permit
New York Legal with permit, in some areas only.
North Carolina Legal
North Dakota Illegal
Ohio Legal, with permit
Oklahoma Legal, but must have import permit and health certificate.
Oregon Legal, if bought outside of the state, with import permit and health certificate. Illegal to sell or trade skunks.
Pennsylvania Legal, with permit
Rhode Island Illegal
South Carolina Permit now required; currently owned are legal, but no more will be permitted. Illegal to buy or sell skunks.
South Dakota Legal without permit; only one skunk per person.
Tennessee Illegal
Texas Illegal
Utah Illegal
Vermont Illegal
Virginia Illegal
Washington Illegal
West Virginia Legal, with permit
Wisconsin Legal, with permit
Wyoming Legal (classified as predatory animals; as such may be kept as pets with no license required)

SOURCE: Wikipedia: Pet skunk

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12th October 2011
If pet skunks are now legal in Arizona, where can a person get one? Used to have a pet skunk but she died and I REALLY want to get another one.
14th January 2011
This site needs lots and lots of updating. Skunks are legal as pets in Arizona.
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