Florida Dangerous Dog Laws - County by County

In Florida, there are 67 counties. Most of the counties have a dangerous dog law or ordinance in place. Section 767.11, Florida Statutes defines a dangerous dog as f follows: a dog that according to the records of the appropriate authority has aggressively bitten, attacked, or endangered or has inflicted severe injury on a human being on public or private property. Florida's Dangerous Dog statute also classifies a dog as a dangerous dog if the dog has severely injured or killed a domestic animal while off of the owner's property. Fighting dogs or dogs trained to fight can also be classified as a dangerous dog. Dog that have chased or approached a person on the street, sidewalk, or public place when unprovoked may also be classified as a dangerous dog under Florida law. Some counties merely adopt Chapter 767 and related Florida Statutes as the law and procedure for classification and impoundment of dangerous dogs. Many counties, however, have county specific regulations for the definitions and disposition of dangerous dogs. It is important to review the State laws on point (Chapter 767) and the local ordinances and regulations when dealing with the situation of a dog that is or may be classified as a dangerous dog.

Alachua County

How Does Alachua County (Gainesville, Alachua, High Springs, Newberry, and Waldo) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Bay County

How Does Bay County (Bayou George, Laguna Beach, Lynn Haven, Mexico Beach, Millville, Panama City, Panama City Beach, West Bay, West Panama City Beach, Youngstown) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Bradford County

How Does Bradford County (Starke, Lawtey, Hampton and Brooker) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Brevard County

How Does Brevard County (Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indiaalantic, Malabar, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Titusville, and Viera) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Broward County

How Does Broward County (Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton Manors) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights o

Charlotte County

How Does Charlotte County (Cleveland, Grove City, Palm Island, Placida, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Rotonda, and Solana) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Clay County

How Does Clay County (Orange Park, Middleburg, and Keystone Heights) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? Rights of the Injured Person?

Collier County

How Does Collier County (Immokalee, Naples, Everglades City, and Other Cities & Towns) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Columbia County

How Does Columbia County (Lake City, Fort White, Lulu, and Watertown) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

DeSoto County

How Does DeSoto County (Arcadia, Brownville, Cubitis, Fort Ogden, Hull, Lake Suzy, Lansing, Nocatee, Southfort, Pine Level, and Platt) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Duval County

How Does Duval County (Jacksonville) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? Rights of the Injured Person?

Escambia County

How Does Escambia County (Pensacola, Cantonment, and Perdido Key) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Flagler County

How Does Flagler County (Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, and Bunnell) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? Rights of the Injured Person?

Franklin County

How Does Franklin County ( Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, and Eastpoint) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Gadsden County

How Does Gadsden County (Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Gretna, Havana, Midway, and Quincy) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Gilchrist County

How Does Gilchrist County (Trenton) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Hendry County

How Does Hendry County (Clewiston, Harlem, and La Belle) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Hernando County

How Does Hernando County (Brooksville, Herrnando Beach, Masaryktown, Ridge Manor, Spring Hill, and Weeki Wachee) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Highlands County

How Does Highlands County (Avon Park, Lake Placid, Leisure Lakes, Lorida, Sebring, and Venus) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Hillsborough County

How Does Hillsborough County ( Apollo Beach, Brandon, Plant City, Tampa, Valrico, Wimauma, and Ybor City) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Jackson County

How Does Jackson County (Alford, Bascom, Campbelltown, Cottondale, Graceville, Grand Ridge, Greenwood, Jacob City, Malone, Marianna, and Sneads) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Jefferson County

How Does Jefferson County (Capps, Drifton, Lamont, Lloyd, Monticello, and Wacissa) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Lake County

How Does Lake County (Astatula, Clermont, Eustis, Lady Lake, Leeseburg, Mount Dora, Tavares, and Umatilla) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Lee County

How Does Lee County (Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, and Sanibel) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Leon County

How Does Leon County (Tallahassee, Woodvill ) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Levy County

How Does Levy County (Bronson, Cedar Key, Cheifland, Fanning Springs, Inglis, Morriston, Rosewood, Otter Creek, Williston and Yankee Town) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Manatee County

How Does Manatee County (Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Myakka City, Oneco, and Palmetto) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Marion County

How Does Marion County (Ocala, Salt Springs, McIntosh, and Dunellon) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Martin County

How Does Martin County (Arundel, Indiantown, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island South, Jensen Beach, Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze Park, Palm City, Sewall's Point and Stuart) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Monroe County

How Does Monroe County (Big Pine, Islamorada, Key Colony Beach, Key Largo, Key West, Layton, Marathon, Sugarloaf Key, and Tavernier) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Nassau County

How Does Nassau County (Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, and Yulee) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? Rights of the Injured Person?

Okaloosa County

How Does Okaloosa County (Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Shalimar, and Niceville) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Okeechobee County

How Does Okeechobee County (Cypress Quarters and Okeechobee) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Osceola County

How Does Osceola County (Campbell, Celebration, Champions Gate, Intercession City, Kenansville, Kissimmee, Poinciana, St. Cloud) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Palm Beach County

How Does Palm Beach County (Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Glen Ridge, Golf, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Wellington, and West Palm Beach) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured

Pasco County

How Does Pasco County (Dade City, Holiday, Hudson, Land O' Lakes, New Port Richey, \ Port Richey, and Zephyrhills) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Pinellas County

How Does Pinellas County (Bay Pines, Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, East Lake, Indian Rocks Beach, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg, Sunset Beach, Tarpon Springs, and Treasure Island, Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of th

Putnam County

How Does Putnam County (Palatka, Interlachen, and Welaka) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Santa Rosa County

How Does Santa Rosa County (Avalon Beach, Bagdad, Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Munson, Navarre, and Pace) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Sarasota County

How Does Sarasota County (Nokomis, Osprey, North Port, Sarasota, and Venice) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Seminole County

How Does Seminole County (Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Geneva, Lake Mary, Lake Monroe, Longwood, Oviedo, Sanford, and Winter Springs) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

St. Lucie County

How Does St. Lucie County (Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and St. Lucie Village) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Sumter County

How Does Sumter County (Bushnell, Center Hill, Coleman, Webster, and Wildwood) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Suwannee County

How Does Suwannee County (Branford, Dowling Park, Live Oak, McAlpin, O'Brien, Three Rivers, and Wellborn) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Taylor County

How Does Taylor County (Perry and Steinhatchee) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Volusia County

How Does Volusia County (Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and Holly Hill) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Wakulla County

How Does Wakulla County (Crawfordville, Sopchoppy, Smith Creek, St. Marks, Wakulla Beach, Wakulla Springs) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Walton County

How Does Walton County (DeFuniak Springs, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Paxton, Point Washington, Redbay, and Santa Rosa Beach) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

Washington County

How Does Washington County (Caryville, Chipley, Ebro, Greenhead, New Hope, Sunny Hills, Vernon, and Wausau) Florida Define a Dangerous Dog? - Dog Bites and Rights of the Injured Person

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