Animal Control

View the full County Code Chapter 10 - Animals. Sections of the code are provided here.

  1. In General
  2. Licensure
  3. Dangerous & Vicious Dogs

Sec. 10-31. Enforcement of the comprehensive animal laws.

The enforcement of the comprehensive animal laws of the County shall be vested in the animal control officer.

(Ord. No. 15-13, 12-8-2015)

State law reference(s)—Animal control officer, Code of Virginia, § 3.2-6555.


Sec. 10-32. Code provisions applicable.

All other provisions of Code of Virginia, § 3.2-6555 et seq., shall apply mutatis mutandis to the animal control officer of the County.

(Ord. No. 15-13, 12-8-2015)


Sec. 10-33. Running at large prohibited during certain months; penalty.

It shall be unlawful for the owner or custodian to allow any dog to run at large in the County during the period of March 1 to November 1 of each year. Any person who permits his dog to run at large or remain unconfined, unrestricted or not penned up during the period specified shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this section.

Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class 4 misdemeanor.

(Ord. No. 15-13, 12-8-2015)

State law reference(s)—Code of Virginia, §§ 3.2-6538, 3.2-6587.

Secs. 10-34-10-50. Reserved.