Can you legally own a pet monkey in Houston Texas and if so what must be done to do so?

Texas has a partial ban on pet monkeys. Which means that some species are banned and others require a permit. So.....it depends on what species of monkey one is wanting to keep as a pet. There are actually many pet monkey owners in Texas. The most common kept as pets are Capuchins, Squirrel Monkeys, Tamarins, and Marmosets. I am certain these are not banned as they are the smaller species. Now you have to inquire with the city of Houstan and you community as well. Monkeys can be regulated at any level of government. Call The Texas Parks & Wild Life Department at 1-800-792-1112 for more current information.