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, enforcing 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 Atlantic Beach 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
Email Animal Control
Phone: (904) 247-5866


IN AN EMERGENCY please contact the Atlantic Beach Police Department at (904) 247-5859.

Atlantic Beach City Ordinance Article II Dogs and Cats (Running at Large and Leashing) 

City of Atlantic Beach Running at Large Ordinance Section 4-24 Article II Dogs and Cats

City of Atlantic Beach Leashing Ordinance Section 4-25 Article II Dogs and Cats