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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Shooting Enclosures [2 VAC 5 ‑ 205]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation establishing the operating procedures for shooting enclosures to prevent, control and eradicate disease spread to surrounding livestock populations.
State Authority Section 3.2-6039 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The provision for (i) the licensing and operation of the enclosures, (ii) the fees for the application and license, (iii) the species of goats, sheep, and hogs that may be held, (iv)the minimum contiguous acreage necessary, (v) the humane care and humane killng of animals being held, (vi) the methods and procedures for disposal of animals, (vii) the reporting of the death of every animal being held in the shooting enclosure not killed by the clientele, (viii) the reasonable utilization of all animals killed by the clientele, and (ix) the basic veterinary care of the animals held in the enclosure.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Dr. Carolynn Bissett  / Program Manager, Office of Veterinary Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-4560    FAX: (804)371-2380    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal of 2 VAC 5-205 Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 07/31/2024.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changing Title 3.1 references to Title 3.2 as a result of the recodification of Title 3.1
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/04/2009.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
7/29/2022 Agency Completed Repeal
11/23/2016 Agency Completed Retain As Is
4/17/2012 Agency Completed Retain As Is
2/15/2000 Agency Completed Retain As Is