Jacksonville (Duval County) Florida – Are dogs required to be licensed and vaccinated? The simple answer is Yes. Pursuant to the City Ordinance for Jacksonville, Florida, dogs must be vaccinated for rabies. All dogs must be licensed and the license must renewed every year.
These licensing and vaccination requirements are for the safety and protection of the general public, the dog, and dog owners. Having up to date vaccinations and licensing helps reduce stray dogs without up to date vaccinations in the community. You can read more information about Jacksonville’s licensing and vaccination requirements at the City of Jacksonville Florida – Aninal Care and Control Website.