Commissioners Court Order

“An Order Establishing Animal and Rabies Control Authority within the Unincorporated Areas of Bexar County”

Download a copy of the Animal Control Court Order


  • All domestic dogs and cats are required to have up to date rabies vaccinations.
    • If your animal does not have a current rabies vaccination it is a $500 fine
  • All dogs must be leashed when off property. Dogs are not allowed to roam without restraint.
    • If your animal is loose it is a class C misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500.
  • It is unlawful to conduct roadside sales.
  • It is unlawful to conceal, sell, giveaway or otherwise dispose of an animal that has bitten or scratched another animal or human until the Local Rabies Control Authority (LRCA) has released it.
  • If an animal has bitten, scratched or broken the skin of a human, it must be quarantined for 10 days after the incident to check for rabies.

Bexar County Animal Control

  1. Main: 210-335-9000
    Fax: 210-335-6713

    Email: [email protected]

    Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    If there is an emergency or to report a bite after hours,
    please contact the Sheriff's Office at 210-335-6000, option 1