08.03.11.11

.11 Record-Keeping Requirements.

A. A permittee shall maintain accurate, current, and complete records on forms provided by the Department. A copy of these records shall be submitted to the Department:

(1) At the time of application for permit renewal; or

(2) By January 31, following expiration of the permit, if the permit is not renewed.

B. To prove that any reptile or amphibian held under a reptile and amphibian permit did not come from the wild in Maryland, a permittee shall retain as part of the permittee's records for each individual reptile or amphibian:

(1) One of the following:

(a) A certificate of origin issued at the time an individual of any species or subspecies of reptiles or amphibians listed in Regulation .03A and B of this chapter is obtained; or

(b) A bill of sale or other documentation to prove that the individuals of any species or subspecies of reptiles or amphibians listed in Regulation .03A and B of this chapter were legally obtained; and

(2) Breeding records for young produced in captivity by a permittee, including number of young produced by each female of each species.

C. A certificate of origin, bill of sale, or other documentation shall include:

(1) Common name;

(2) Scientific name;

(3) Number of individuals by species;

(4) Date of transaction;

(5) Name and address of seller, including Maryland permit number when applicable.

D. The records referred to in §B of this regulation shall be maintained for each individual reptile or amphibian possessed by the permittee for as long as the reptile or amphibian is possessed by the permittee, or for 3 years following the disposition of each individual reptile or amphibian, whichever is longer.

E. A certificate of origin, a bill of sale, or other documentation shall be retained for the individuals of any species or subspecies of reptiles or amphibians that are similar in appearance to those species or subspecies regulated under this chapter.