(a)  Any business operating from a fixed location in North Carolina may apply to the Commission for appointment as a Wildlife Service Agent by completing an application provided by the Commission.

(b)  Application.  Applications for Wildlife Service Agent appointment shall contain the business name, address, county where the business is located, agent contact information, bank account information, business hours, and any other information requested by the Commission that is reasonably necessary to determine the fitness of the applicant to serve as a Wildlife Service Agent.

(c)  Qualifications and Requirements.  Applicants shall meet the following qualifications in order to be appointed as a Wildlife Service Agent.

(1)           Businesses shall operate from a fixed location in North Carolina and shall sell a minimum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) in transaction sales annually.  This minimum requirement may be waived by the Executive Director if he finds the applicant's services necessary to maintain adequate agent services to the public in that geographic area.

(2)           An applicant shall have a minimum of one year's experience in operating the business for which the application is made or other equivalent business experience or training.  In those cases where other equivalent business experience or training is accepted in lieu of the minimum one year's experience, the applicant shall submit financial statements of the business so that the solvency of the business can be judged.

(3)           Applicants shall provide a bank account for the purpose of transferring net proceeds from all Wildlife Service Agent transactions to the Commission's account in the State Treasury every week via an electronic transfer of funds.

(d)  The qualifications as provided by Paragraphs (b) and (c) of this Rule shall be met prior to appointment.  Failure to comply with the qualifications and requirements as provided by Paragraph (c) of this Rule, throughout the term of the appointment, may result in termination of the agent appointment.  All agents are subject to monitoring of their performance by the Customer Support Section of the Commission.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-270.1;

Eff. April 1, 1997;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2011; May 1, 2007; July 1, 1998.