In order to protect the welfare of dogs and cats within our community and to protect consumers who buy or adopt puppies and kittens from breeders, Broward County requires a permit in order to breed, stud or sell dogs, cats, puppies and kittens within the County.
Section 4-6.5 requires a Breeder Permit for all residents who:
Sell dogs, cats, puppies or kittens. Breed a dog or cat, or offer a dog or cat for breeding or stud purposes
In order to receive a Breeder Permit, residents must complete a Breeder Permit Application.
The Breeder Application must be approved, and a permit issued, by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division BEFORE a dog or cat can be bred. Once the Breeder Application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Broward County Animal Care Division and, if approved, a Breeder Permit will be mailed to the applicant after 30 days. The Breeder Permit is good for one year from the date of issue and must be renewed annually. The permit is not transferable to another person. A $500 annual fee must be paid in order to receive the permit. The Breeder Permit must be presented to each new owner of a puppy or kitten bought from the breeder.
All Breeder Applications, along with a check or money order for $500, must be submitted--either in person or via mail--to:
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division
2400 SW 42nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312