Information about the ordinance and what you can do to report a nuisance animal

On May 3, 2017, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners passed the Nuisance Animal Noise Ordinance. The ordinance covers any nuisance animal that barks, meows, whines or howls non-stop for 20 minutes or longer with less than 20 seconds of interruption during that 20-minute time period.

This does not apply to animal shelters, commercial boarding kennels or properties that are zoned for agricultural purposes. State law prohibits noise ordinances from applying to those agriculturally zoned properties.

Report a Nuisance Animal for Noise


Creating the ordinance
Reporting requirements
Enforcement and penalties

Last Modified: 8/14/2023, 3:19:53 PM

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