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.
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:
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.