Register a dangerous dog with Animal Control


If your dog has been classified as dangerous, you must register it with Hillsborough County Animal Control within 14 days of the determination. You also must also comply with provisions of the ordinance.

Things to know

  • If your dog was deemed as dangerous in another state, county, or any other jurisdiction and you are moving to Hillsborough County with the dog, you must register it within 14 days and provide documentation
  • Before a dangerous dog is sold or given away, the owner must provide the name, address, and telephone number of the new owner to Animal Control. The new owner must register the dog within 14 days with Animal Control and provide documentation.
  • Failure to properly register a dangerous dog may result in a fine of up to $500

How to

Call Hillsborough County Animal Control at (813) 744-5660 to register your dog


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Last Modified: 8/10/2023, 12:46:33 PM

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