Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control
Animals Chapter 4*
Editor's note—Ord. No. 98-22, §§ 1—31, adopted June 16, 1998, amended the Code by repealing former Ch. 4, §§ 4-1—4-21, 4-31—4-35, 4-51—4-56, 4-66, and 4-67, and adding a new Ch. 4, §§ 4-1—4-31. Former Ch. 4 pertained to similar subject matter and derived from Ord. No. 79-16, adopted December 4,1979; Ord. No. 82-9, adopted March 23, 1982; Ord. No. 89-2, adopted March 3, 1989; Ord. No. 92-7, adopted April 21, 1992; and Ord. No. 93-24, adopted September 21, 1993.
State Law reference— Home rule powers of chartered counties, Fla. Const., art. VIII, § 1(g).
Sec. 4-1. Short title
Sec. 4-2. Definitions.
Sec. 4-3. Females in heat.
Sec. 4-4. Dog and cat control.
Sec. 4-5. Animals creating nuisances.
Sec. 4-6. Scientific experimentation/animals as prizes.
Sec. 4-7. Injured animals, action required.
Sec. 4-8. Keeping/adopting stray animals and maintaining feral cats.
Sec. 4-9. Animal waste.
Sec. 4-10. Rabies vaccinations.
Sec. 4-11. Dog and cat rabies/license tags.
Sec. 4-12. Redemption and adoption.
Sec. 4-13. Adoption fees and sterilization requirements for dogs and cats.
Sec. 4-14. Records.
Sec. 4-15. Humane education.
Sec. 4-16. Animal bites and quarantining.
Sec. 4-17. Placement and impoundment of honeybee hives.
Sec. 4-18. Guard dogs.
Sec. 4-19. Evictions, jail terms, community service adjudications, and other involuntary effect on animals.
Sec. 4-20. Disposal of bodies of dead animals.
Sec. 4-21. Livestock.
Sec. 4-22. Number of animals; acreage restrictions/excess animal habitats.
Sec. 4-23. Kennel, excess animal habitat, commercial breeder, pet dealer, pet shop, grooming parlor, and commercial stable permits.
Sec. 4-24. Animal care; manner of keeping.
Sec. 4-25. Dogs and cats offered for sale; health requirements.
Sec. 4-26. Animal agencies.
Sec. 4-27. Aggressive dogs, dangerous dogs and vicious dogs.
Sec. 4-28. Sterilization program for dogs and cats.
Sec. 4-29. Hobby breeder permits.
Sec. 4-30. Animal care and control special master hearings.
Sec. 4-31. Interference with enforcement.
Sec. 4-32. Violations, civil infractions, civil penalties.
Sec. 4-33. First offenders course.
Sec. 4-34. Dogs on the beach prohibited.
Sec. 4-35. Community cats
Sec. 4-36. Electronic animal identification device implantation (EAID) for all cats