Dog Licensing Ordinance

NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS (BOTH LANDLORDS AND TENANTS)
CITY OF NEW BEDFORD

City Ordinance 4-19: Licensing

All dogs shall be licensed annually before February 1st in the City Clerk’s Office.

City Ordinance 4-28: Restraint of Dogs; Barking of Dogs; Cleanup After Dogs

  1. NO dog shall be permitted in any street or public place without being effectively RESTRAINED BY A LEASH OR CHAIN not exceeding 7 feet in length. No dog shall be allowed to enter the premises of another with the permission of owner or occupant of the premises.
  2. The keeping or harboring of any dog or any other animal, whether licensed or not, which by habitual howling, yelping, barking or other noise disturbs or annoys any considerable number of persons or neighborhood is unlawful and is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and each day shall constitute a separate offense.
  3. It shall be the duty of each person who owns, possesses or controls a dog or any other animal TO REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF ANY FECES LEFT BY SUCH PERSON’S DOG OR OTHER ANIMAL ON ANY SIDEWALK, STREET OR ANY OTHER AREA TO WHICH THE PUBLIC HAS ACCESS AS WELL AS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY ABUTTING A PUBLIC WAY.

PENALTIES

Both fines and citations can result in violation of the above ordinances.

CONSIDERATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE

Everyone needs to cooperate in order to maintain clean, hygienic, safe accident free environments within the City of New Bedford. Please abide by the rules and bring your own plastic bags whenever you walk your dog or animal to clean up after the dog or animal.

Thank you,

Jonathan F. Mitchell
Mayor

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