Breed Specific Legislation: Related Ordinances

Ordinance namesort descending Citation Summary
AL - Irondale - Breed - Sec. 3-90 - Pit Bulls IRONDALE, AL., CODE OF ORDINANCES, § 3-90 (2009)

In Irondale, Alabama, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog. However, pit bull dogs registered on the date of publication may be kept within the city subject to certain requirements. These requirements include proper confinement, the use of a leash and muzzle, the posting of “Beware of Dog” signs, the taking of identification photographs, and the maintenance of liability insurance ($50,000). Failure to comply may result in the seizure of the dog, a fine up to $500 and/or imprisonment up to 30 days.

AL - Lanett - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance - Sec. 6-8 - Regulations regarding vicious dogs LANETT, AL., CODE OF CITY ORDINANCES, § 6-8 (2005)

In Lanett, Alabama, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own, or possess any pit bull or presa canario dog. Dogs that were within the city on the effective date may be kept within the city subject to certain requirements, such as keeping the dog properly confined, using a leash and muzzle, posting a “Beware of dog” sign, the maintenance of liability insurance of $100,000, and the taking of identification photographs. A violation is a misdemeanor, and could result in a fine up to $500 and/or imprisonment up to 30 days.

AR - Batesville - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance. Sec. 6.04.12 Vicious animals-quarantine required BATESVILLE, AR., MUNICIPAL CODE, § 6.04.12 (2010)

In Batesville, Arkansas, pit bull dogs are banned and may not be owned or kept within the City, with exceptions for dogs that were licensed prior to the effective date of the Ordinance. In this case, the owner must provide proof of sterilization, rabies vaccination, liability insurance of $100,000, and keep the dog properly confined and display a “Beware of Dog” sign.

AR - Maumelle - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance § 10-133 MAUMELLE, AR., CITY CODE §§ 10-133 - 10-134 (2010)

In Maumelle, Arkansas, it is unlawful to own or keep a pit bull dog or an American Bulldog, with exceptions. For example, a banned breed may be brought into the city for the purpose of veterinary care, as long as the dog is secured and muzzled.

AR - North Little Rock - Breed - Sec. 10-46. Banning of pit bull breeds of dogs. NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR., MUNICIPAL CODE § 10-46 (2006)

In North Little Rock, Arkansas, pit bull dogs are banned, with exceptions for registered AKC show dogs and dogs that are grandfathered in, as long as the owner is 21 years old, has the dog sterilized and vaccinated for rabies, keeps it properly confined, uses a leash, and displays a "Beware of Dog" sign. Failure to comply will result in the seizure of the dog.

AR - Pine Bluff - Breed - Sec. 5-43. - Dangerous dog declaration/pit bull dogs restricted. PINE BLUFF, AR., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 5-26, 5-27, 5-41 - 5-43 (2011)

In Pine Bluffs, Arkansas, it is unlawful to keep any pit bull dog, with exceptions for pit bulls owned by local, state or federal agencies, used by law enforcement, or as a service animal by a handicapped or disabled person. Pit bulls must be registered, be vaccinated for rabies, be sterilized, and the owner must be at least 21 years old and keep liability insurance of $100,000. The dog must be properly confined with warning signs, and a leash and muzzle must be used.

AR - Sherwood - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance No. 1776 SHERWOOD, AR., CITY ORDINANCE No. 1776 (2008)

In Sherwood, Arkansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog, with the exception for those who are registered and reside in an area that is annexed into corporate city limits. However, if a pit bull is aggressive towards people or other dogs, the dog is not exempt from the ban. Registration requirements include: annual vaccinations, license, microchips, photo ID, insurance, proper confinement, 'Beware of Dog' signs, and mandatory disclosures.  Any dog found to be the subject of a violation shall be subject to immediate seizure and impoundment or may be euthanized. The owner may be fined up to $1,000 and  imprisoned for up to 30 days.

CO - Aurora - Chapter 14 - ANIMALS Chapter 14. Sec. 14-1 to 14-161

The following comprises Aurora, Colorado's animal-related ordinances. In addition to the standard ordinances dealing with number restrictions, at-large animals, barking dogs, and licensing, the city has two important provisions. First, the city makes it unlawful to own, possess or keep any dog, rabbit, or cat over the age of 6 months that has not been spayed or neutered (subject to some exceptions). Second, it is unlawful for any person to have, own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell within the city any pit bull or restricted breed of dog. "Restricted breeds" include any American Bulldog (Old Country Bulldog), Dogo Argentino, Canary Dog (Canary Island Dog, Presa Canario, Perro De Presa Canario), Presa Mallorquin (Pero De Presa Mallorquin, Ca De Bou), Tosa Inu (Tosa Fighting Dog, Japanese Fighting Dog, Japanese Mastiff), Cane Corso (Cane Di Macellaio, Sicilian Branchiero), Fila Brasileiro or any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one or more of the above breeds.

CO - Commerce City - Breed - Chapter 4 - ANIMAL CODE. ARTICLE I. - GENERAL PROVISIONS. COMMERCE CITY, CO., REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE §§ 4-1000 - 4-1005 (2011)

Commerce City defines a pit bull or pit bull terrier as any dog that is an American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one (1) or more of the above breeds or any dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics that substantially conform to the standards established by the American Kennel Club (A.K.C.) or United Kennel Club (U.K.C.) for any of the above breeds. Commerce City has banned pit bulls with the exception of pit bulls who were in the city prior to November 2005.

CO - Denver - Breed - Sec. 8-55. Pit bulls prohibited. Sec. 8.55

This Denver, Colorado ordinance provides that it is unlawful for any person to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell within the city any pit bull. A pit bull is defined broadly as "any dog that is an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or any dog displaying the majority of physical traits of any one (1) or more of the above breeds, or any dog exhibiting those distinguishing characteristics which substantially conform to the standards established by the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club for any of the above breeds." [emphasis added] A person who applied for and received a special pit bull license before August 7, 1989 (date of the publication of the ordinance) and who maintains the pit bull in compliance with the requirements of the ordinance may keep a pit bull.

CO - Fort Lupton - Breed - Sec. 7-241 Pit bulls prohibited FORT LUPTON, CO., MUNICIPAL CODE §§ 7-241 - 7-243 (2003)

It is unlawful to own, keep, possess, maintain, harbor or transport any pit bull in or through Fort Lupton, Colorado, with certain exceptions for licensed vets and animal shelters. Dogs that have already been licensed may remain, as long as the owner is 21 years of age, shows proof of rabies vaccination and liability insurance of $100,000, keeps the dog properly confined, and posts “PIT BULL DOG" signs. Failure to comply with all of the terms shall subject the pit bull to immediate impoundment and disposal.

CO - Louisville - § Sec. 6.12.160 Pit bulls prohibited. § 6.12.160 This code prohibits ownership of pit bulls within the city and provides certain exceptions.
IA - Council Bluffs - Breed - Chapter 4.20 - ANIMAL CONTROL (Pit Bull Ordinance) COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA., MUNICIPAL CODE § 4.20.112 (2010)

In Council Bluffs, Iowa, it is unlawful to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell any pit bull. There are exceptions for dogs already licensed if the owner meets certain requirements, such as being at least 18 years old, maintaining liability insurance of at least $100,000, the dog is sterilized and microchipped, the dog is confined and there is a "PIT BULL DOG" sign. Failure by the owner to comply shall subject the pit bull to immediate impoundment and disposal.

IA - Maquoketa - Breed - 4-1-7 KEEPING OF WILD ANIMALS PROHIBITED. (Pit Bull Ordinance) MAQUOKETA, IA., MUNICIPAL CODE § 4-1-7 (2006)

In Maquoketa, Iowa, it is is unlawful to keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control any pit bull terrier dogs, mixed pit bull terriers, or any dog that has the appearance and characteristics of being a pit bull terrier.

IA - Ottumwa - Breed - ARTICLE IV. - DANGEROUS ANIMALS (Pit Bull Ordinance) OTTUMWA, IA., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 7-61 - 7-66 (2011)

In Ottumwa, Iowa, no person shall keep, shelter, or harbor pit bull terriers, with exceptions, because they are deemed to be dangerous. A violation is a simple misdemeanor resulting in a minimum fine of $100. The prohibition does not apply to dogs participating in a dog show (if properly restrained) or being treated at a veterinary hospital.

IA - Sioux City - Breed - Chapter 7.10 PIT BULLS PROHIBITED SIOUX CITY, IA., MUNICIPAL CODE, §§ 7.10.010 - 7.10.050 (2009)

The City of Sioux City, Iowa makes it unlawful to own, transport, or sell any pit bull, with exceptions.  Pit bulls currently and continuously registered, licensed, properly confined and cared for are exempt from the ban, but a failure to maintain its status immediately removes its exemption. The poundmaster is authorized to immediately impound any pit bull that does not fall within one of the exceptions and is mandated to destroy the pit bull within ten calendar days.

ID - Fruitland - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance FRUITLAND, ID., CITY CODE § 9-2A-12 (2006)

In Fruitland, Idaho, it is unlawful for any person to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, buy or sell a pit bull within, with exceptions for police, humane societies, and dogs registered prior to the date of enactment. Owners of such dogs must provide proof of rabies vaccination, sterilization, keep $1 million liability insurance, have a a microchip ID chip implanted in the dog, and pay an annual pit bull license fee. The dog must also be kept confined with a “Pit Bull Dog” sign posted on the premises. Dogs whose owners are not in compliance are subject to impoundment and destruction. Additionally, pit bills exempt from the ban are subsumed to be dangerous dogs.

ID - Payette County - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance PAYETTE COUNTY, ID., COUNTY CODE § 5-5-11 (2007)

It is unlawful for any person to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, buy or sell a pit bull within Payette County, Idaho, with exceptions for police, humane societies, and dogs registered prior to the date of enactment. Owners of such dogs must provide proof of rabies vaccination, sterilization, keep $1 million liability insurance, have a a microchip ID chip implanted in the dog, and pay an annual pit bull license fee. The dog must also be kept confined with a “Pit Bull Dog” sign posted on the premises. Dogs whose owners are not in compliance are subject to impoundment and destruction. Additionally, a pit bull exempt from the ban is subsumed to be a dangerous dog.

IN - Fowler - Breed - Sec. 4-7. - Certain vicious breeds prohibited. FOWLER, IN., CODE OF ORDINANCES § 4.7 (2010)

No person shall own, keep or harbor a Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, or Chow dog in Fowler, Indiana.

KS - Arkansas City - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance ARKANSAS CITY, KS., MUNICIPAL CODE §§ 6.08.061 - 6.08.062 (1992)

In Arkansas City, Kansas, it is unlawful to possess an American Staffordshire Terrier, a/k/a American Pit Bull Terrier or Pit Bull, or a Presa Canario, a/k/a Canary Dog. Under these ordinances, pit bulls are deemed to be vicious and may be euthanized by court order or by failure of an owner or harborer to pay impoundment fees. Additionally, a person may be fined up to $500.00 and/or may be jailed for up to 6 months for violating these ordinances. 

KS - Dodge City - Breed - §§ 2-401 - 2-410 PIT BULL DOGS DODGE CITY, KS., CITY CODE §§ 2-401 - 2-410 (2004)

In Dodge City, Kansas, it is illegal to own, keep, harbor, or possess a pit bull dog, with an exception for dogs registered with the city of Dodge City, whose owners obtain a permit and comply with certain standards. Such requirements include keeping the dog confined, and if outside of a pen, the use of a leash and a special collar, microchipping, "Beware of Dog" signs, and $100,000 liability insurance, and identification photographs. Violations may result in the seizure, impoundment, and/or removal of a dog from the city. A violation may incur a fine of $2,500 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.

KS - El Dorado - Breed - Chapter 6.20 WILD AND DANGEROUS ANIMALS (Pit Bull Ordinance) EL DORADO, KS., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 6.04.010 - 6.04.050 (2009)

In El Dorado, Kansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog, with an exception for dogs registered by March 1, 1988. Such dogs may remain within the city subject to the requirements, such as keeping it on a leash or confined and the use of “Beware of Dog” signs. A violation may result in a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment up to 30 days, and/or an order to pay all costs for the dog’s care. The dog may also be ordered removed from the city or impounded.

KS - Hesston - Breed - 2-125 PROHIBITION ON OWNERSHIP, KEEPING, OF CERTAIN DOG BREEDS. HESSTON, KS., CITY CODE § 2-125, 2-126 (2007)

In Hesston, Kansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own, or possess a Staffordshire bull terrier, an  American pit bull terrier, or a Rottweiler. Dogs that were registered with the city on the date of publication of this ordinance may be kept within the city limits subject to certain requirements, such as using a leash and muzzle outside, confining the dog in certain ways, posting “Beware of Dog” signs, maintaining liability insurance of $50,000, and taking identification photographs. A violation may result in a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to 30 days.

KS - Leawood - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance §§ 2-101, 2-109 - 2-110 LEAWOOD, KS., CITY CODE §§ 2-101, 2-109 - 2-110 (2000)

In Leawood, Kansas, it is unlawful to own, keep or harbor any dangerous animal (including pit bulls), with exceptions made for holders of a special permit. Entities such as zoos, circuses, veterinary hospitals, etc, may obtain a permit for display or exhibition purposes, but no person may keep any dangerous animal as a pet. Any dangerous animal not in compliance may be seized and impounded, or even killed. The owner will be responsible for any expenses incurred, in addition to any fine that might be imposed for violating the ordinance.

KS - Maize - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance MAIZE, KS., CITY CODE, §§ 2-401 - 2-420 (2003)

In Maize, Kansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog unless the dog was registered on the date of publication of this article. A registered dog is subject to requirements, such as the uses of a leash and muzzle if not confined and “Beware of Dog” signs. Dogs that are a subject of a violation may be seized, impounded, and even killed, if necessary. A violation may result in a $200 to $500 fine and/or imprisonment for up to 30 days, as well as removal of the dog from the city.

KS - Overland Park - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance §§ 6.10.010 - 6.10.190 OVERLAND PARK, KS., MUNICIPAL CODE §§ 6.10.010 - 6.10.190 (2006)

In Overland Park, Kansas, no person shall own, keep, or harbor any pit bull dog or wolf-hybrid (Tundra Shepherd), with exceptions, such as for education, study, veterinary care, display or sale. Dogs registered prior to the effective date of this Ordinance may be kept as long as the dog is properly confined, a leash and muzzle are used, a “Beware of Dog” sign is posted, liability insurance of $300,000 is kept, and identification photographs are taken. A violation may result in a fine of up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to 30 days.

KS - Pittsburgh - Breed - DIVISION 2. - PIT BULLS. PITTSBURGH, KS., CITY CODE §§ 10-101 - 10-108 (2011)

In Pittsburgh, Kansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess a pit bull dog, except that dogs located within the City on the effective date may be kept upon strict compliance with the requirements. These requirements include proper registration, the use of a leash and muzzle unless confined, "Beware of Dog" sign, liability insurance of $50,000, and identification photographs.  Any dog found to be in violation shall be seized and impounded. A violation may result in the removal of the dog, including payments for the dog’s care.

KS - Prairie Village - Breed - 2-105 PIT BULL DOG – KEEPING PROHIBITED PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS., CITY CODE § 2-105 (2005)

In Prairie Village, Kansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or in any way possess any pit bull dog. This includes any Staffordshire pit bull terrier,  American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire bull terrier, or any dog having the appearance and characteristics of being one of these breeds.

KS - Roeland Park - Breed - 2-211 KEEPING PIT BULL DOGS PROHIBITED ROELAND PARK, KS., CITY ORDINANCE § 2-211 (2007)

Roeland Park, Kansas, prohibits keeping, harboring, or owning a pit bull dog, including Staffordshire bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, or any dog that has the appearance and characteristics of being one of those breeds. Pit bulls that were in the city prior to 1988 are exempted, provided that the owner complies with certain requirements. Failure to comply may result in seizure and impoundment of a dog, fines between $200 and $500, and imprisonment for up to 30 days.

KS - Salina - Breed - DIVISION 1. PIT BULL DOGS SALINA, KS., CITY CODE §§ 7-141 - 7-149 (2010)

No resident shall own, keep, harbor, or possess a pit bull dog within the city limits of Salina, Kansas. Exceptions are made for pit bulls registered on the effective date of this ordinance as long as the owners comply with the requirements. The requirements include keeping the dog on a leash if not confined, microchipping, “Beware of Dog” signs, a color collar, liability insurance of $100,000, and identification photographs. Violations may result in seizure of the dog(s), a fine of $2,500, and/or by imprisonment up to one year.

KS - Spring Hill - Breed - 2-402. PROHIBITED ANIMALS - GENERALLY (Pit Bull Ordinance) SPRING HILL, KS., CITY CODE §§ 2-401 - 2-404 (2008)

Spring Hill, Kansas, considers pit bull dogs to be inherently dangerous and makes it unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog. Any dog in violation may be immediately seized and impounded. even killed if necessary. A violation may result in a $500 - $2,000 fine and imprisonment for up to 179 days. The dog will also have to be removed from the city.

KS - Sterling - Breed - Pit Bull Ordinance STERLING, KS., CITY CODE § 1(b)

In Sterling, Kansas, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any "Rottweiler" dog or "Pit Bull" dog. Pit Bulls include the Staffordshire bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, or a combination of the those breeds.

KS - Ulysses - Breed - ARTICLE 3. PIT BULL DOGS ULYSSES, KS., CITY CODE §§ 2-301 - 2-302

In Ulysses, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog, with exceptions.  Pit bull dogs registered with the city as of July 19, 1989 may be kept subject to certain requirements, such as use of a leash and muzzle if outside, confinement, “Beware of Dog” signs, $50,000 insurance, and identification photographs. It is prohibited to sell or give a pit bull away except in limited circumstances. All pit bull puppies born in the city must be removed within six weeks of birth. Failure to comply may result in seizure of the dog, a fine of $200 to $1,000, and imprisonment up to 30 days.

KY - Covington - Breed - Pit Bull Ban COVINGTON, KY., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 90.01-90.03, 90.09-90.11, 90.15 (1999)

In Covington, Kentucky, it is not permitted to keep vicious dogs (including pit bulls and wolf-hybrids) unless certain conditions are met, such as proper registration and confinement (with warning signs) or the use of a leash and muzzle. Owners of such dogs must submit photographs and have a microchip implanted in the dog for identification purposes, show proof of rabies vaccination, sterilization, and $100,000 liability insurance. A vicious dog found to be in violation may be seized and impounded. Police dogs, dogs participating in exhibitions and receiving veterinary treatment are excluded from the ban.

LA - Morgan City - Breed - Sec. 18-65. Pit bulls prohibited. MORGAN CITY, LA., CODE OF ORDINANCES § 18-65 (2000)

Morgan City, Louisiana makes it unlawful to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell any pit bull, with exceptions.  For example, if the owner has a permit for a pit bull on or before July 25, 2006, who has a pit bull license, and who maintains the pit bull in compliance with the pit bull license requirements, may keep a pit bull within the city. If the owner does not comply with the requirements, the pit bull could be impounded and destroyed.

MD - Prince George's County - Breed - § 3-185.01 Pit Bull Terriers. PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD., §§ 3-101, 3-116.01, 3-185.01 (1997)

Prince George's County, Maryland prohibits owning or keeping a Pit Bull Terrier with exceptions. If the person owned the dog prior to November 1, 1996, then s/he may continue to keep it if s/he complies with certain conditions, such as registering it with the Administrator of Animal Control and keeping an ID tag on the dog and keeping the dog inside or on a secure leash. Show dogs are allowed into the county on a temporary basis. Dogs that have been trained for security, search and rescue, or for police or fire services are exempt.  A violation of this ordinance may result in a fine of up to $1,000 or be sentenced to up to 6 months in prison. In addition, if a Pit Bull injures or kills a person or a domestic animal without provocation, then it will be destroyed.

MI - Alma - Breed - DIVISION 2.  VICIOUS DOGS ALMA, MI., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 10-51 - 10-60 (2006)

In Alma, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own, or possess any vicious dog, with exceptions. "Vicious dog" is defined as any dog with a propensity to attack, injure, or otherwise endanger the safety of people or domestic animals. A vicious dog is also any dog that attacks or indicates that it is liable to attack a person or domestic animal. There is a rebuttable presumption that a pit bull dog is a vicious dog.

MI - Grosee Pointe Woods - Breed - DIVISION 3. - VICIOUS DOGS AND OTHER VICIOUS ANIMALS GROSSE POINTE WOODS, MI., MUNICIPAL CODE §§ 6-94 - 6-95 (2008)

The municipal code of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, makes it unlawful for any person to own, harbor or keep any pit bull terrier. Any dog determined to be a pit bull terrier by a court shall be destroyed or removed from the city.

MI - Melvindale - Breed - DIVISION 5. - PIT BULL TERRIERS MELVINDALE, MI., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 4-136 - 4-148 (2006)

In Melvindale, Michigan, there is a ban on owning or keeping pit bull dogs, with an exception for dogs licensed as of April 1990. Such dogs are allowed, as long as the owner complies with certain requirements, such as confinement or leash and muzzle, $100,000 liability insurance, and an ID number tattoo. A violation may result in a misdemeanor conviction punishable by a fine of up to $100 and imprisonment of up to 30 days.

MI - Muskegon Heights - Breed - Pit Bull Ban MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 14-1 - 14-9 (2006)

In Muskegon Heights, Michigan, it is prohibited to own, keep, or harbor any dangerous animal, including pit bull, with exceptions for exhibition, veterinary treatment, security, etc, Pit bulls must be properly confined or kept on a leash and muzzle. the owner must post a "Beware of Dog" sign and keep liability insurance of $50,000. Failure to comply is a misdemeanor.

MI - Newaygo - Breed - Sec. 6-9. Vicious dogs. (Pit Bull Ordinance) NEWAYGO, MI., CODE OF ORDINANCES § 6-9 (2008)

In Newaygo, Michigan, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own, or possess any pit bull dog or other vicious dog. Dogs registered as of the effective date of the ordinance may remain if the owner complies with  certain requirements, such as posting a "Beware of Dog" sign, taking photographs for identification purposes, and keeping the dog on a leash and using a muzzle. A violation may result in a fine or imprisonment. The dog may also be impounded, confined to the premises of the owner, removed from the city, or killed.

MI - Waterford - Breed - ARTICLE III. PIT BULL TERRIERS AND EXOTIC ANIMALS WATERFORD, MI., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 3-76 - 3-84 (1990)

In Waterford, Michigan, it is unlawful to acquire, possess or maintain any pit bull terrier, with exceptions made for dogs participating in dog shows and for dogs registered as of the date of adoption of this ordinance (1990). However, owners of such dogs must be over 18 years old and comply with all of the conditions, such as keeping the dog on a leash, using a muzzle, and keeping liability insurance.

MO - Cameron - Breed - Sec. 5-102. Keeping of Pit Bull dogs prohibited. CAMERON, MO., CODE § 5-102 (2010)

In Cameron, Missouri, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any Pit Bull dog. An exception is made for dogs registered as of the date of the ordinance’s effective date, as long as certain requirements are met, such as keeping the dog properly confined or on a leash with a muzzle. The owner must also post a "Beware of Dog--Pit Bull" sign, keep liability insurance, and take photographs for identification purposes. Failure to do so may result in the impoundment and removal of the dog.

MO - Carthage - Breed - Sec. 4-5.1. Pit bulldogs prohibited. CARTHAGE, MO., CODE § 4-5.1. (1993)

In Carthage, Missouri, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bulldog. An exception is made for pit bulldogs registered as of the effective day, as long as the dog is properly confined or kept on a leash and wearing a muzzle. The owner must also take photographs of the dog for identification purposes. Any person violating the provisions may be fined up to $500. The dog may also be removed from the city.

MO - Clayton - Breed - ARTICLE III. DANGEROUS ANIMALS CLAYTON, MO. MUNICIPAL CODE §§ 210.340, 210.350 (2004)

In Clayton, Missouri, there is a rebuttable presumption that pit bull terriers are dangerous animals that may only be kept in strict compliance with the provisions of the ordinance. Such requirements include proper registration and reporting. The dogs must wear a bright orange collar and be properly confined or be on a leash and wear a muzzle. The owner must post warning signs, keep liability insurance, and take photographs for identification purposes. Failure to comply may result in the dog’s seizure and impoundment.

MO - Ferguson - Breed - Sec. 6-21. Regulation of pit bull dogs. FERGUSON, MO., CODE OF ORDINANCES § 6-21 (2010)

In Ferguson, Missouri, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own, or possess any pit bull, with exceptions for dogs in the city on the effective date of the ordinance. Such dogs must be registered and properly confined, or else kept on a leash and a muzzle. Owners must post "Beware of Dog--Pit Bull" signs, keep liability insurance, and photographs for identification purposes. Violations may result in fines and imprisonment, as well as the seizure and impoundment of the dog.

MO - Florissant - Breed - SECTION 205.395: REGULATION OF PIT BULL DOGS FLORISSANT, MO. MUNICIPAL CODE § 205.395 (2010)

In Florissant, Missouri, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, own, or possess any pit bull, except pit bulls licensed on the effective date are allowed. Such dogs are subject to certain requirements, such as owners taking identifying photographs, keeping the dog properly confined and/or secured, posting a "Beware of Dog--Pit Bull" sign, keeping $100,000 liability insurance, and sterilizing the dog. A violation may result in seizure and impoundment of the dog.

MO - Independence - Breed - Sec. 3.03.006. Keeping of Pit Bulls Prohibited INDEPENDENCE, MO. MUNICIPAL CODE § 3.03.006 (2006)

The municipal code of Independence, Missouri makes it unlawful to own, possess, transport, or sell any pit bull with exceptions. However, the pit bull ban does not apply to registered show dogs that meet certain requirements or dogs whose owners have received a pit bull license on or before the date the ordinance was enacted. Requirements for ownership include an owner who is at least 18 years old, sterilization of the dog, and liability insurance of at least $300,000. Violations may result in a fine of $500, 60 days in jail, and immediate sterilization of the dog, impoundment, and disposal.

MO - Liberty - Breed - Sec. 4-24. - Keeping of pit bull dogs prohibited. LIBERTY, MO., CITY CODE §§ 4-24 - 4-25 (2010)

In Liberty, Missouri, it is be unlawful to keep, harbor, own or possess any pit bull dog, with exceptions for pit bull dogs already residing in the city. Such dogs may remain as long as the owner complies with certain requirements, such as proper registration, proper confinement, the use of a leash and muzzle, the posting of "Beware of Dog-Pit Bull," keeping $50,000 liability insurance, and taking identification photographs. Any dog found to be the subject of a violation may be subject to seizure and impoundment.

MO - Springfield - Breed - Prohibition of pit bull dogs. SPRINGFIELD, MO., CODE OF ORDINANCES §§ 18-95 - 18-98 (2011)

In Springfield, Missouri, it is unlawful to own, possess, keep, exercise control over, maintain, harbor, transport, or sell any pit bull, with exceptions made for animal shelters, dog shows, dog groomers, and registered dogs. The owner must sterilize the dog, keep it properly confined, and post “Pit Bull Dog” signs. Failure to comply could result in impoundment and destruction of the dog.

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