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.

First Time Licensing

First time licensing will either require a visit to City Hall or printing out and mailing a completed application, along with a copy of your pet’s current rabies certificate.

Licensing Renewals

To renew your pet’s Palm Coast license online, login below. You can access your pet’s information, if you search by owner or address. A current rabies certificate is required to complete the renewal process.

Lost and Found Animals

If you’ve lost or found an animal, create a lost/found pet post, as well as search existing posts. 


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.