Legality By State

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  • Alabama                  Allows all generations

  • Alaska                      F4 and later allowed

  • Arizona                    Allows all generations

  • Arkansas                 Allows all generations

  • California                Allows all generations

  • Colorado                 F4 and later allowed,  ownership illegal in the city limits of Denver

  • Connecticut            Allows all generations

  • Delaware                Not allowed without a permit, fine for ownership

  • DC                           Allows all generations

  • Florida                    Allows all generations

  • Georgia                   Not allowed at all

  • Hawaii                     Ownership illegal

  • Idaho                       Ownership illegal without a permit

  • Illinois                     Allows all generations

  • Indiana                    Allows all generations; some counties require permits

  • Iowa                         F4 and later allowed

  • Kansas                    Allows all generations

  • Kentucky                 Allows all generations

  • Louisiana                 Allows all generations

  • Maine                       Allows all generations

  • Maryland                 Allows all generations if the Savannah is under 30 pounds in weight

  • Massachusetts        F4 and later allowed

  • Michigan                  Allows all generations

  • Minnesota                Allows all generations

  • Mississippi               Allows all generations

  • Missouri                   Allows all generations

  • Montana                   Allows all generations

  • Nebraska:                Not allowed at all.

  • Nevada:                    Allows all generations

  • New Hampshire:     F4 and later allowed

  • New Jersey:             Allows all generations

  • New Mexico:             Allows all generations, some cities require permits

  • New York:                  F5 and later allowed; No generations allowed in NY City proper

  • North Carolina          Allows all generations

  • North Dakota             Allows all generations

  • Ohio                             Allows all generations

  • Oklahoma                   Allows all generations

  • Oregon                        Allows all generations; Some cities or counties may have restrictions

  • Pennsylvania              Allows all generations

  • Rhode Island              Not allowed at all

  • South Carolina           Allows all generations

  • South Dakota             Allows all generations

  • Tennessee                  Allows all generations

  • Texas                          Not allowed in most counties. Allowed in the following counties with strict permitting:  Aransas, Bell, Coryell, Ector, Guadalupe, Harris, Kaufman, Lubbock, Mason, Ward.  Montgomery must permit 1st through 3rd generation Savannahs; 4th and subsequent are allowed.

  • Utah                              Allows all generations

  • Vermont                       F4 and later allowed

  • Virginia                        Allows all generations

  • Washington                 Allows all generations; Seattle ownership is banned

  • West Virginia               Allows all generations

  • Wisconsin                    Allows all generations

  • Wyoming                     Allows all generations

Savannah Cat Legal Ownership State List

Information provided by: www.savannahcatassociation.org

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