Makes excessive noises, continued or repeated howling, barking.
Pinellas County responds to barking complaints more
than any other public nuisance issue. Our procedure is to alert and
educate the pet owner that neighbors are disturbed by their dog (s) barking, and ask the owner to stop the disturbance.
If neighbors continue to experience discomfort from the barking, Animal Services can issue a $143 citation based upon at least two signed verified barking dog affidavits for the same incident from unrelated people living in separate dwellings from the surrounding area. Citizens that sign these statements must be willing to appear in court to testify if the citation is contested.