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Equine Interstate Event Permit (Passport)

Free Running Horse The Equine Interstate Event Permit (Equine Passport) allows horse owners to obtain a permit equivalent to a health certificate, but valid for six months. Tennessee horses may travel in, to and through the following states with a current Tennessee Equine Interstate Event Permit and Coggins Test Form: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Tennessee horse owners may submit the following for a new permit:

  • A completed Equine Interstate event Permit Application
  • Original or legible photocopy of the Tennessee Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within 30 days of permit application
  • The original or legible photocopy of the Equine Infectious Anemia (Coggins) test record (VS Form 10-11) performed within the last 6 months
  • Digital photos of the left side, right side and front of the horse

Renewal applications must include all of the above with the exception of the photos.

Documents may be submitted by email to animal.health@tn.gov, by fax to (615) 837-5250, or mail to:

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture
Consumer & Industry Services / Equine Permit
PO Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204

The equine passport is valid for six months. Travel records must be in the owner/transporter's possession with each equine movement.

State Exceptions:

  • Owner/transporter must carry a functional microchip scanner for horses utilizing microchips other than the ISO/ANSI compatible RFID chip 11784/85, 134.2 kHz as the identification method
  • Digital photographs are not an acceptable form of identification for entry into Louisiana.
  • Owners and veterinarians must comply with any additional equine import requirements of the destination state. Please check with the state of destination prior to entry.

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