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Breeder Permits

Hobby Breeder Permits are valid for a period of one calendar year and must be renewed in January at a cost of $150.00. Residents who qualified for the free hobby breeder permit must renew by the extended date of January 31, 2010 in order to maintain the free permit status.

For information about obtaining a Hobby Breeder permit, a permit to legally breed up to 19 puppies or kittens per year in Palm Beach County, please call 561-233-1200 or e-mail

The annual permit fee is $150, which is due in January of each year.  See Ordinance 98-22, Section 28 and 29 for detailed information on requirements for pet sterilization and Hobby Breeder permits. Hobby Breeder Permit Application and FAQ and Quarterly Reports Form.

Persons who breed 20 or more puppies or kittens per year must obtain a Commercial Breeder Permit. For more information about obtaining a Commercial Breeder Permit, please call 561-233-1200 or e-mail



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7100 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, 33411
(west of Florida Turnpike)

Shelter Hours:
M-F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed on major holidays
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Main Phone:
(561) 233-1200

Toll-free from Delray or Boca:
(561) 276-1344

West County Pahokee Facility:
3615 SR 715
Stray/Injured Pick Up (561) 233-1200, extension 0
Spay/Neuter Clinic (561) 233-SPAY
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