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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Animal Care & Control

General Information
  • Residents must dispose of all fecal matter generated by their pets on public or private property.
  • Dog owners must keep their animals leashed at all times.
  • Residents are limited to 10 domestic pets per household, including a maximum of four dogs (Ordinance number 2003-3404, § 3, 4-9-03).
  • Pit bulls are prohibited in Miami Beach and their owners are subject to severe civil penalties.
  • Farm animals of any kind are prohibited.

Dogs are prohibited from city beaches except for the designated Bark Beach at 80 and 81 streets. Please see  “Bark Parks” for other public amenities where dogs are welcome. If you live in a covenant-restricted property (i.e., condo), you will need to check your bylaws for additional restrictions.

Pet Licenses/Tags 305.884.1101
License tags for dogs are mandatory. Miami-Dade County Animal Care and Control Division enforces animal control laws regarding annual rabies vaccinations, licensing requirements, cruelty cases, and dangerous dogs.

Report Off-Leash Dogs
If you see dogs off leash, dog owners failing to clean up after their animal, littering, or any trespassing in our dunes, contact the city’s Parking and Code Compliance Dispatch available 24/7 by calling 305.604.CITY (2489).

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