§ 6-3. Control of dogs in public places required; exceptions; penalties.  

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  • A person owning or having control of a dog in a public place shall restrain the dog by a substantial chain or leash, except as follows:

    (a) Dogs used by law enforcement officers in the course and scope of their duties. A code or law enforcement officer is authorized to issue a citation to a person when, based upon personal investigation, the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed a civil infraction in violation of this section. The person shall pay within thirty (30) days from the date a citation was issued a civil penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) to the police department in full satisfaction of the violation. If the person chooses to contest the citation, he or she must contact the clerk of the county court within the thirty (30) days and request a court hearing.

    (b) Dogs in a dog park or other public space specifically designated by the city for dogs to be off-leash, provided the handler of the dog(s) adheres to all rules instituted by the city for such park or space.

(Ord. No. 2007-28, § 1, 8-21-07; Ord. No. 2012-08, § 1, 5-15-12)