Animal Control Auburndale FL
DOGS AND CATS
Rabies inoculation, proof.
No person may own, keep, maintain or harbor any dog or cat, over the age of four (4) months, within the limits of the city without having inoculated such animal against rabies within one (1) year. Dogs must wear a valid Polk County rabies tag at all times. In addition, the owners of dogs and cats must have a Polk County rabies vaccination certificate available at all times.
Nuisances; noise; wandering.
Any person who owns, keeps, maintains or harbors a dog or a cat must control that animal so that it shall not became a nuisance to other persons living within the city by making disturbing noises or by wandering onto other person's property.
Any law enforcement officer of the city who has probable cause to suspect that a person has committed an act in violation of this article may issue that person a citation, together with a penalty schedule, a notice of the person's rights to contest such civil infraction and a discounted penalty schedule.
(a) A violation of this article is a civil infraction and shall carry a maximum civil penalty not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first offense, seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for the second offense and one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for the third and subsequent offenses.
(b) Anyone receiving a citation may contest such citation in the county courts. If, after receiving the citation, a person decides not to challenge such citation in the county courts, then the civil penalty shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) for the first offense, fifty dollars ($50.00) for the second offense and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the third and subsequent offenses.
(a) All areas in the city within fifty (50) yards of any residence, apartment, hotel, hospital or other place used for sleeping quarters within the city is hereby designated and declared to be a quiet zone.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to blow, or cause to be blown, any horn, whistle, siren or other instrument, or to make any unnecessary noise, or noises, that can be heard a distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time within such quiet zones except such blowing or noise as shall be necessary to comply with traffic laws, rules and regulations now in force or that may hereafter be put into force within the city or in case of an emergency. Provided, however, that this prohibition shall not apply to ambulances while answering an emergency call, fire trucks, while answering or returning from a call or fire alarm, or law enforcement officers while in pursuit of a law violator.
It shall be unlawful for any loudspeaker or any sound or broadcasting truck or vehicle to be put in use in the city until a permit for the same on each particular occasion has first been secured from the city manager.
Use of instruments, machines, devices, etc., to create unnecessary noise; exception.
(a) The using, operating, or permitted to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, television set, musical instrument, phonograph, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants, or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto, [shall be unlawful.] The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device in such manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of one hundred (100) feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.
(b) Exception to this section may be granted by the City Commission of the City of Auburndale.