It is unlawful to be in possession of a dog that disturbs the comfort, peace and quiet of the public due to continuous nuisance barking or howling. A dog is considered to be a nuisance by barking or howling continuously for thirty minutes or more, two to three times per day or night or at a more frequent time period.
Many times, nuisance barking situations may be resolved when two neighbors discuss the issue. If necessary, Animal Control will discuss the problem with the dog owner and offer suggestions to address the issue. If the problem persists, the dog owner may be issued a summons to appear in court. Complainants may be asked to appear as well in order to testify to the extent of the nuisance. For more information or to file a complaint, call 864-366-2403.