Under Delaware law, big cats may be possessed with a permit. It is lawful to import and possess any big cat or hybrid with an individual permit from the Department of Agriculture. A permit is required for each animal and individual permits must be renewed every three years. Other permit requirements include a twenty-five dollar fee, proof of adequate enclosures, copies of both an emergency evacuation plan and animal attack protocol, and consent to an inspection of the facility and the big cat. The permit does not authorize breeding of big cats. Delaware law allows only those with a sales permit or an accredited zoo permit to breed big cats.