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Animal Control

The Atlantic Beach Animal Control Division is comprised of two (2) full time Animal Control Officers who have been trained and certified to solve problems and enforce laws relative to various animals in the community. They perform a variety of functions including patrolling the beach and enforcing the laws, capturing domestic animals running at-large, providing advice and guidance to citizens, investigating animal bites, coordinating with Rabies Control, and on a limited basis, adopting abandoned animals to citizens.

The City operates a small animal control facility located at the Public Works yard on Sandpiper Lane in Atlantic Beach. This facility is for short term holding of captured domestic animals. If the animal owner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time, then captured animals are transferred to Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services for long-term disposition.

Our services include the following:

-          Animal Bite Investigations

-          Animal Cruelty Investigations

-          Enforcement of City Codes/State Laws

-          Referral Services

-          Traps for Domestic Animal Nuisances

For questions and information about Animal Control please contact the Animal Control Division:

Atlantic Beach Animal Control Division

850 Seminole Road
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233

Telephone Number: (904) 247-5866


Please contact the Atlantic Beach Police Department at (904) 247-5859.


City of Atlantic Beach, FL - Official Seal
800 Seminole Road • Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233 • Ph. (904) 247-5800 • Fx. (904) 247-5805