Brevard County Animal Enforcement
The purpose of this ordinance
is to regulate the possession, ownership, keeping, care and custody of
animals in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the people
of the County. The most frequent complaint violation reported to
the city (for referral to Brevard County) entails citizens allowing their
animals to utilize private and public property for bathroom purposes.
Please note the following
excerpt from Brevard County Code Chapter 14, Animal enforcement Ordinance,
"No animal shall be permitted
or allowed to defecate or urinate upon any public property, or any private
property, without permission of the property owner. It shall be the
responsibility of the owner or person in control of the animal to dispose
of or remove any excretions caused by the animal."
This means that you cannot
allow your animal to use your neighbor's property, medians, in the street,
City properties and right-of-way, etc., without permission of the property
owner(s). Violations of this ordinance could result in fines of $50.00
for the first offense and $65.00 for each offense thereafter. You
may report a violation using the affidavit process available on their web
site at www.brevardanimalservices.com.
With enough information, citations can be issued.
Please provide as much detail
as possible, i.e., name and address of animal owner, location and time
of violation, description of animal, etc. A videotape or still photograph
of the violation in progress is excellent evidence in court. It is
imperative that once a violation is reported, the individual filing the
is willing to follow through
with the entire process which may include testifying in court. For more
on this and other violations, contact Brevard County Animal Control at