Okaloosa County Animal Services at PAWS is chartered to enforce all state, county and municipal laws and ordinances. The purpose is to keep the public and animals safe. Our animal control officers have the authority to issue citations and perform other enforcement functions, but the emphasis is to gain compliance through education.

Contact Information:

If you need to contact our animal control officers, call (850) 243-1525, ext. 106, or email


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Florida Law:

Florida State Legislature

Okaloosa Country Ordinances (See chapter 5: Animals & Fowl)

Florida Lemon Law Brochure

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