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Import-Export Requirements



Important information for horse owners evacuating due to Hurricane Dorian

Due to potential emergency conditions that appear likely due to Hurricane Dorian, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is temporarily making the following exceptions to the regulations governing the importation and exportation of equines coming into and leaving North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Dorian. Read more here: (updated 8/30/19)


General Requirements for Veterinarians Exporting Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets


The State Veterinarian's Office receives many questions about what health certificates can be used to export cats, dogs, and ferrets to other states.

General Requirements for Animal Imports into North Carolina


General Requirements for Animal Exports to Other States


For More Information on Current Regulations, Please Contact the State Veterinarian's Office:

NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. R. Douglas Meckes - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address: 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3250 Fax: (919) 733-2277

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