Florida Dog Leash Laws - County by County

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In Florida, there are 67 counties. Most of the counties have a dog leash law in place. In Florida, there is no state mandated leash law in effect. The decision to regulate dog restraint or control is left to the county or city government. Leash laws and regulations help keep dogs under control. With proper restraints and controls, injuries to children, adults, and, yes, other pets can be reduced or prevented. It is important for a dog owner to maintain control over a dog in public places like parks, playgrounds, and sidewalks. In addition, it is important to maintain control and all safety precautions while the dog in on or near the owner's property as well as residential neighborhoods in general. With or without a dog leash law in place, a dog owner should take all necessary and reasonable steps to maintain control and possession of the dog. Unfortunately, adults and children are attacked by dogs and suffer serious personal injuries. While not all incidents and injuries can be prevented, the obeying and following the local leash laws can help reduce the incidence of dog bite attacks. While compliance with local leash laws is not a legal defense for a dog owner in a dog bite case, it is advisable to follow these laws for the safety and welfare of others and the community in general.

Alachua County

Is there a Dog Leash Law in Alachua County (Gainesville, Archer, Alachua, High Springs, and Waldo) Florida?

Baker County

Is there a Dog Leash Law in Baker County (Glen St. Mary and Macclenny) Florida?

Bay County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Bay County (Panama City and Panama City Beach) Florida?

Bradford County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Bradford County (Starke) Florida?

Brevard County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Brevard County (Cocoa, Melbourne, Malabar, Palm Bay and Viera) Florida?

Broward County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Broward County (Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, and Cooper City) Florida?

Charlotte County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Charlotte County (Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda) Florida?

Citrus County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Citrus County (Crystal River, Hernando, Homosassa Springs, Homosassa, Inverness) Florida?

Clay County

Is there a Dog Leash Law in Clay County (Orange Park, Green Cove Springs) Florida?

Collier County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Collier County (Naples, Marco, and Immokalee) Florida?

Columbia County

Is there a Dog Leash Law in Columbia County (Lake City) Florida?

DeSoto County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in DeSoto County (Arcadia, Brownville, Cubitis, Fort Ogden, Hull, Lake Suzy, Lansing, Nocatee, Southfort, Pine Level, and Platt) Florida?

Duval County

Is there a Dog Leash Law in Duval County (Jacksonville) Florida?

Escambia County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Escambia County (Pensacola) Florida?

Flagler County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Flagler County (Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell) Florida ?

Franklin County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Franklin County (Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and Eastpoint) Florida?

Gadsden County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Gadsden County (Quincy, Havana, and Chattahoochee) Florida?

Gilchrist County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Gilchrist County (Trenton) Florida?

Gulf County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Gulf County ( Port St. Joe and Wewahitchka) Florida?

Hardee County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Hardee County (Bowling Green, Wauchula, and Zolfo Springs) Florida?

Hendry County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Hendry County (Clewiston, Harlem, and La Belle) Florida?

Hernando County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Hernando County (Brooksville, Hernando Beach, and Spring Hill) Florida?

Highlands County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Highlands County (Avon Park, Lake Placid, Leisure Lakes, Lorida, Sebring, and Venus) Florida?

Hillsborough County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Hillsborough County (Tampa, Plant City, and Valrico) Florida?

Holmes County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Holmes County (Bonifay, Esto, Noma, Ponce De Leon, and Westville) Florida?

Indian River County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Indian River County (Fellsmere, Indian River Shores, Orchid, Roseland, Sebastian, and Vero Beach) Florida?

Jackson County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Jackson County, Florida?

Jefferson County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Jefferson County (City of Monticello) Florida?

Lake City

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Lake City, Florida ?

Lake County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Lake County (Altoona, Astatula, Clermont, Eustis, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Tavares) Florida?

Lee County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Lee County (Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach) Florida?

Leon County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Leon County (Tallahassee, Florida) ?

Levy County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Levy County (Bronson, Cedar Key, Chiefland, and Williston) Florida?

Manatee County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Manatee County (Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, and Longboat Key) Florida?

Marion County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Marion County (Ocala, Silver Springs ) Florida ?

Martin County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Martin County (Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Jupiter Island, and Stuart) Florida?

Monroe County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Monroe County (Islamorada, Key Largo, Key West, Marathon, and Tavernier) Florida?

Nassau County

Is there a Dog Leash Law in Nassau County (Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island) Florida?

Okaloosa County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Okaloosa County (Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville, and Shalimar) Florida?

Okeechobee

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Okeechobee (Cypress Quarters and Okeechobee) Florida?

Orange County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Orange County (Apopka, Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Ocoee, Orlando, Winter Garden) Florida?

Osceola County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Osceola County (Celebration, Kissimmee, and St. Cloud) Florida?

Palm Beach County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Palm Beach County (Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter and Lake Worth) Florida?

Palm Coast

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Palm Coast, Florida?

Pasco County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Pasco County (Bayonet Point, Dade Ciity, Hudson, Port Richey and Zephyrhills) Florida?

Pinellas County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Pinellas County (Bay Pines, Clearwater, Dunnedin, St. Petersburg, and Tarpon Springs) Florida?

Polk County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Polk County (Haines City, Lakeland and Winter Haven) Florida?

Putnam County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Putnam County (Palatka, Crescent City, Interlachen, and Satsuma) Florida?

Santa Rosa County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Santa Rosa County (Avalon Beach, Bagdad, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Munson, Navarre, and Pace) Florida?

Sarasota County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Sarasota County (Nokomis, Osprey, North Port, Sarasota, and Venice) Florida?

Seminole County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Seminole County (Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Sanford, Winter Springs) Florida?

St. Johns County

Is there a Dog Leash Law in St. Johns County (Julington Creek, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Nocatee, and Palencia) Florida?

St. Lucie County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in St. Lucie County (Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and St. Lucie Village) Florida?

Sumter County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Sumter County (Bushnell, Wildwood, Cherry Lake, Saint Catherine) Florida?

Suwannee County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Suwannee County (Dowling, Live Oak, and McAlpin) Florida?

Taylor County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Taylor County (- Perry, Steinhatchee) Florida?

Volusia County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Volusia County (Daytona Beach, DeLand, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, South Daytona) Florida?

Wakulla County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Wakulla County, Florida?

Walton County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Walton County (DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach) Florida?

Washington County

Is There a Dog Leash Law in Washington County, Florida?

 
 
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