Animal Services

Pet Licensing

All dogs, cats and ferrets residing in Seminole County are required to obtain a Seminole County Pet License for each animal in the household to be renewed ANNUALLY.

On February 28, 2017, Seminole County Resolution #2017-R-24 was adopted by the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). All fee changes contained within this resolution became effective as of that date (February 28, 2017).  To access Seminole County Resolution #2017-R-24 (click here).


You can obtain your County Pet license in 3 ways:

IN PERSON

County Pet Licenses can be obtained by coming into our Business Office, which is located at 232 Eslinger Way in Sanford (32773), during our regular Business Office hours (click here). The licensing fee is $5 for sterilized (spayed or neutered) animals and $25 for non-sterilized animals. In order to purchase a County Pet License, your pet must first have a current rabies vaccination certificate registered in your name. County Pet licenses expire one year from the date of the rabies vaccination. We strongly advise against obtaining a rabies vaccination more than thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of your license. Please be prepared to provide the proof of rabies vaccination when applying for a pet license.

BY MAIL

Pet Data is a company that we contract with to do our licensing, They send out postcard reminders when a license is due to expire.

You will need to send a copy of the rabies certificate (in your name) along with the appropriate amount of money to:
Pet Data PO Box 141929 Irving, TX 75014.
Please make check payable to SCBCC. Any paperwork mailed in will NOT be returned to you, so a copy is preferred.

ONLINE

Online licensing is available for both new and renewal pet licenses. Required documents may be submitted online, or by mail. A convenience fee will apply per transaction.;
To License Online: (click here)

Effective January 1, 2017, Seminole County’s pet licensing vendor (PetData) will begin providing an online tag search feature as part of the purchase of pet licenses within our County. This no-cost feature will allow anyone finding a lost pet to look up the license tag number at PetData.com, in order to locate the owner’s last name, a description of their pet to confirm that it matches the animal found, and the owner’s phone numbers to allow them to directly contact the pet’s owner. The Seminole County Animal Services (SCAS) Division wants pets reunited with their owners as quickly as possible, and we believe that this tool will be a great benefit to the community! If a pet owner does not wish to participate, they may contact PetData toll-free at 1-866-297-7763 to request that their information be marked in the system as ‘unlisted’.

Commercial Kennel Licenses

Seminole County, through the Animal Services Division, inspects and licenses commercial kennels.

A commercial kennel is defined as any premises operation or business used for the commercial boarding, breeding, buying, selling or rearing of animals. Excluded from this definition are animal hospitals unconnected with boarding, beauty parlors unconnected with boarding or incidental breeding, buying, selling or rearing of animals by non-commercial kennels.

Commercial kennel licenses are issued annually after payment of a fee established by the Board of County Commissioners. The current fee is $150.

Kennels first becoming subject to licensing after March 31st of any calendar year pay one half of the full fee for that year. Failure to secure a license may result in penalty fees added to the cost of license and/or the issuance of citations due to a Code violation.

Prior to issuing a new license or renewing a license kennel facilities are inspected at an undisclosed time. The kennel license must be prominently displayed on the kennel's premises and available for public inspection.

A non-commercial kennel is defined as any premises used primarily as the domicile of an animal owner, on which premises said owner breeds purebred or pedigreed animals primarily for the purposes of improving the physical soundness, temperament and conformation of a given breed or breeds; provided that where said animals are offered for sale, sold or exchanged for profit, and where said sales shall comprise twenty five percent (25%) or more of said owner's income, such operation shall be deemed a commercial kennel.