Pay Animal Safety & Enforcement Fines

For information on paying fines, call Animal Control at 813-744-5660

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Overview

Pay fines for violations of Hillsborough County’s Animal Control ordinance.

Fees

  First Occurrence Second Occurrence Third Occurrence
Ordinance Violations Allowing a 15 Day Compliance Period
Section 6-21 Rabies Vaccination Requirement $100 $200 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-22 Registration and License Tags $50 $100 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-27a Vicious Animal $450* Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-27b. Dangerous Dogs Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-28 Animals at Large $100 $200 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-29 Striking or Interfering with a Service Animal $450 Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-30 Interference with an Animal Control Officer $450 Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-31 Female in Heat $150 Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-32 Animal Waste $50 $100 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-33 Tethering $300 Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-34 Contagious Diseases $100 Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-38 Violation Restrictions on Use of Guard Dog $50 $100 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-43 Consumer Guarantee $50 $200 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-49 Animals in Vehicles $50 $100 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-53 Refusal to Accept Citation $200 $400 Mandatory Court Appearance
Ordinance Violations With No Compliance Grace Period Allowed
Section 6-23 Quarantine Violations $200 $400 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-24 Display of Tags $30 $60 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-25 Animal Baiting Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-25 Improper Disposal $50 Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-25c Improper Confinement $100 $200 Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-26 Cruelty to Animals $300 Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance
Section 6-27b Dangerous Dog Vaccinations Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance Mandatory Court Appearance

*We will reduce the vicious animal fine to $25 if, prior to the hearing date, you provide satisfactory proof of each of the following:

  • Current obedience training by a County-approved instructor
  • Current health certificate from a veterinarian
  • Proof of spay/neuter; microchip
  • Pet receives training on responsible pet ownership as it pertains to dangerous dogs provided by the department

How To

  1. Follow the directions on the back of the citation for submitting payment
    • For certain citations, such as rabies vaccination or license violations, you have a 15- to 30-day compliance period
    • If you rectify the violation within the compliance period, you can present the proof in-person at the Animal Control, and we will waive the fine
    • Ordinance violations that allow a 15-day compliance period may be increased to a 30-day compliance period, if you are requesting a voucher for spaying/neutering and need the extra time to get approved for the voucher
  2. If applicable, go to court as indicated on the citation
    • Bring the citation
    • Bring the required fees (see above)

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Phone
(813) 744-5660