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Are barking dogs illegal?
Please read our City Ordinance:

Sec. 4-8. Excessive animal noise.

(a)

Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following words, terms, and phrases shall have the following meanings.

Excessive noise means any continued, repeated or habitual barking, whining, crying, howling, whimpering, crowing, or other loud noise common to an animal's species that occurs repeatedly throughout the day or night, and is louder than the average conversational level at a distance of 50 feet or more.

Any other person means a reasonable person.

(b)

Conduct prohibited. It shall be unlawful for a person who owns, controls, has possession of, or is charged with the responsibility for caring for any dog or other animal, to allow such animal to make excessive noise in a manner that unnecessarily disturbs the comfort, quiet, peace or repose of any other person in the vicinity.

(c)

A citation for a violation of this section may be issued based on either:

(1)

Personal observation of a violation by any city officer or employee charged with enforcement of this section; or

(2)

A complaint alleging a violation of this section, signed by a witness and specifying the date and time of the violation.

(d)

Penalty. Any person who violates this section shall be fined $25.00 for the first offense, $50.00 for the second offense, and $150.00 for the third or any subsequent offense. Any costs are to be assessed in addition to this fine. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.

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