Nothing you read here should be considered to be legal advice or an interpretation of local, state, or federal laws.
This is only intended to be a summarized description of the regulations regarding California's reptiles and amphibians. Consult the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) (Formerly the California Department of Fish and Game - CDFG) website for the complete information.
The information below pertains to private hunting and collecting of native reptiles and amphibians in California. It does not pertain to selling or trading native or non-native reptiles and amphibians. For information regarding captive propagation of native reptiles go to the CDFW website and search for their Native Reptile Captive Propagation Laws and Regulations pdf.