Is There a Dog Leash Law in Brevard County (Cocoa, Melbourne, Malabar, Palm Bay and Viera) Florida?

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Pursuant to the Brevard County, Florida, Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14, Article II, Section 14-56: Animals at Large, it is unlawful for a dog owner to permit his or her dog to be at large. Section 14-36 defines “at large” as a dog who is off the premises of the owner and not under the control of the owner by leash, cord or chain of sufficient strength to restrain and control the animal. The leash may not be more than 6 feet in length.

Cities within the county may have additional requirements for dog owners. Therefore, it is important that, as a dog owner, you are aware of the laws in both your city and your county.

Brevard County in located in East Central Florida and includes the following cities:
Barefoot Bay, Cape Canaveral (Port Canaveral), Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Grant, Indialantic, Indian Harbor Beach, Malabar, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Merritt Island, Micco, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Suntree, Titusville, Valkaria, Viera, and West Melbourne.

If you would like to read more of the Dog Provisions in Brevard, County, Florida see Code of Ordinances, Animal Control.

Dog bites can inflict serious and sometimes permanent injury. These injuries can result in burdensome medical bills and severe pain and suffering to the dog bite victim. Who should pay for these expenses? What about future medical bills and pain and suffering? If you have questions similar to these contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer for guidance in your dog bite case.