Requirements of pet ownership

All domestic animals dogs and cats living in unincorporated Volusia County must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian and have a current Volusia County license tag.

The tag proves the animal has its current vaccinations and enables Volusia County Animal Control to return the animal to its rightful owner.

If you live in a city, please check with your city's animal services department for information about licensing requirements.

Volusia County's "control" law for dogs requires dogs to be under physical restraint or verbal command when outside.

If you need additional information, please check with your veterinarian. 

Pet licensing

Pursuit Volusia County Ordinance Sec. 10-41. All dogs, cats and ferrets in the unincorporated Volusia County are required to be licensed by the age of 4 months. A current rabies vaccination from a licensed veterinarian must be shown to obtain a license. The county license can be obtained at:

  • Tag and Title Office (located in the Ocean Center), 101 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach (386-254-4610)
  • Tag and Title Office, 123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 103, DeLand (386-736-5936)
  • Tag and Title Office, 111 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach (386-423-3322)
  • Tag and Title Office 2744 Enterprise Road, Orange City (386-736-5936)
  • Most veterinarians in Volusia County

Licenses for dogs, cats and or ferrets must be renewed every year from date of purchase or when the rabies expires, whichever comes first.  Licenses for altered animals are $4 a year, and unaltered animals are $12 a year. Local veterinarians may charge an additional minimal service fee.

Interim Director
Mark Swanson
MarkSwanson@volusia.org

West Volusia
386-740-5241

Daytona Beach
386-248-1790

New Smyrna Beach
386-423-3369

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