Leash Law

Animals at Large (Section 4.04.002)

Any person owning, possessing or keeping animals within the City shall:

  • Confine such animals within an adequate fence or enclosure, or within a house, garage, or other building; or
  • Shall keep such animals confined by leash or chain affixed the animal's collar and under control of a person
  • Retractable leashes must be locked at a distance of four feet or less when in the immediate proximity of a passerby.

Impounding Of Dogs (Section 4.04.003)

The ACO may take into custody any animal found at-large within the city and shall impound the animal in the city's animal shelter or other such place as may be designated for the purposes of impoundment. Any impounded animal whose owner is not readily identifiable shall be held for a period of not less than three (3) business days. Any impounded animal whose owner is readily identifiable through microchip, registration, rabies tag, or other public records available to the city, shall be held for a period of not less than seven (7) business days. If an impounded animal has not been claimed as prescribed in section 4.02.002, and the proper fee paid by the time provided in this section, the animal shall be released for adoption or humanely destroyed according to applicable state law.

More Information
For more information, please contact Animal Care Services at (469) 444-0915.