Change to Pet Licensing Ordinance

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Ofice Animal Service Division provides services to citizens of Forsyth County in reference to responsible pet ownership. The Animal Service Officers enforce NC State law and Forsyth County Ordinances related to animal welfare, cruelty, neglect, and rabies enforcement. We also partner with multiple animal welfare groups to make sure our furry friends are happy and safe.

We are located at 5570 Sturmer Park Cir. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 in the Forsyth County Animal Shelter. As of Monday, August 1, 2022 the Shelter and Forsyth Humane Society will be open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am until 6 pm; closed for lunch from 1 to 2 pm. If you need assistance with administrative issues involving Animal Services, we will have staff available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. You are always welcome to contact us through email at or by phone at 336-703-2480, option 1 from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Citation payments may also be placed in the secure drop box on the outside of the building. For issues or concerns regarding animals where a field officer may need to respond please call our 24/7 non-emergency number, 336-727-2112.

** Note: email is only checked during normal business hours and should not be used to file a complaint or concern involving an animal. These should be filed using the dispatch center phone number listed above. **

Animal Services