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Pet Waste Signage Program

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In an effort to help keep Fort Lauderdale healthy, clean, and enjoyable for everyone, the City of Fort Lauderdale has launched a uniform Pet Waste Signage Program to educate residents and remind them to pick up after their pets. The following information provides an overview of the program.

How do I get a pet waste sign in my neighborhood?

Step 1 - Fill the Request Form. Fort Lauderdale residents who would like a pet waste sign in their neighborhood may complete a Pet Waste Signage Request Form. The form can be sent to or mailed to: 100 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301, Attn: Neighbor Support - 5th Floor.

Step 2 - Approval and Purchase. If the form is approved by the Office of Neighbor Support, the HOA must order and pay for the sign and sign post, which is approximately $120, plus any applicable taxes and freight charges. Signs will be delivered to the designated HOA representative.

Step 3 - Sign Installation. Once the sign and sign post are delivered, the designated HOA representative must contact the Office of Neighbor Support to schedule the sign installation.

Who is responsible for maintaining the sign?

The HOA is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and/or replacing the sign.

Is there more than one sign design available? (See image below )

No.  There is only one sign design available, which is to maintain a uniform look and consistent message throughout the City.

Do residents have to pick up after their pets?

Yes. According to City Code of Ordinances, Sec. 6-4(c), it is unlawful for a person to allow or permit a dog or other pet or domesticated animal with that person’s control to deposit animal waste (except for law enforcement animals while on duty) upon any public or private property and to fail to promptly remove the animal’s waste from the property.

For additional information about the Pet Waste Signage Program, please contact Keith Farrell at

 Pet Waste Sign

 Pet Wast Sign Image



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