Animal Control

The Palm Coast Animal Control Division provides assistance and education to residents for the benefit of their pets. By licensing dogs and cats residing in the City, Palm Coast Animal Control officers have the ability to reunite lost pets with their owners, avoiding stress for both the pet and their owner.

Palm Coast Animal Control is governed by local ordinances and Florida State Statutes. If you have any concerns or questions about an animal, create a case so that we can make sure we handle all questions and concerns accordingly. In order to submit a case, your name and address are required per FL State Statute 162.06. For animal emergencies during business hours (Mon-Fri. from 8 am - 5 pm), call Animal Control at (386) 986-2520. For after hour emergencies, please contact the Flagler County Sheriffs Office at (386) 313-4911.

Animal Licensing 

Dog and cat owners in Palm Coast are required to license their pets with the City. Licensing ensures pets are vaccinated appropriately for their safety, as well as the safety of the community. For questions or assistance, contact Animal Control at (386) 986-2520.

Fill out the form below to obtain or renew your pet’s Palm Coast license online. It is a requirement to enter an email address and password to create an account for first time licensing, only.
If you’re renewing your animal’s license, enter an email address and password, then select Login.
A current rabies certificate is required to complete the licensing process.

We are currently experiencing delays in payment processing. If you make a payment and it does not go through in a reasonable time, please be patient and do not refresh the page or attempt to pay a second time. A confirmation receipt should be sent when the transaction completes. If you experience any trouble, please submit a case on or contact us at 386-986-2360

If you opt not to obtain/renew online, then print, fill out and mail a completed application, along with a copy of your pet’s current rabies certificate, or visit City Hall to obtain a license in person.

Lost and Found Animals

If you’ve found an animal wearing a collar with an affixed Palm Coast license tag, please click on the Lost and Found button to find contact information for the owner by entering the animals tag number. If an owner cannot be located, or if you’ve lost your own animal, click on the same Lost and Found button to search for existing posts. You can also create a post if one doesn’t already exist.


Palm Coast Animal Control does not trap, relocate or remove wildlife. If we find wildlife in one of our traps, we release the animal on-site. Reports of nuisance or sick wildlife can be made to Florida Fish and Wildlife, or you may want to call a licensed trapper. If you experience an emergency involving wildlife, you can either call 911 or Flagler County Sheriff's Office Dispatch at (386) 313-4911. There is an agricultural deputy, who may be able to help.

You may see a fawn laying in your plant bed or around your property. To protect them from predators, female deer will limit contact, but will eventually return to nurse them. Fawns have no scent and excellent camouflage, which is what also helps to keep them safe. Just keep your distance and admire them from afar.