The appropriate permit application form is the Circus, Rodeo and Menagerie Import Permit Application form. Do not use the general import form. Please note that all boxes marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed. If the shipment of animals includes livestock species, you will need to obtain the livestock premises code from the owners or managers of the destination venue and include that code number on the permit application.
In addition, menageries and circus acts that include native wild animals, non-native waterfowl, or harmful wild animals as defined by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, must have a temporary nonresident exhibit permit before DATCP will issue an import permit. Proof of the DNR permit must be submitted with the DATCP import permit application. Call 1-888-WDNRINFO (936-7463) or visit the DNR website for more information.
Please Note: Some animal species may not be imported into Wisconsin because they are known carriers of highly contagious diseases. They are North American prairie dogs and the following African-origin species: tree squirrels, rope squirrels, dormice, Gambian giant pouched rats, brush-tailed porcupines, and striped mice.