Full Statute Name:  Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated - Title 9. Cities and Towns - Chapter 2. Form of Government - Article 3. Town Incorporated Under Common Council Government

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Primary Citation:  A.R.S. § 9-240 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  August, 2023 Alternate Citation:  AZ ST § 9-240 Date Adopted:  1968 Historical: 
Summary: This Arizona statute allows common councils to regulate dogs running at large.
§ 9-240. General powers of common council [edited for animal provisions]
A. The common council shall have control of the finances and property of the corporation.
B. The common council shall also have power within the limits of the town:
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16. (a) To prohibit the roaming at large of animals within the town.
(b) To authorize the impounding and summary sale thereof when found roaming at large contrary to ordinance.
(c) To impose penalties upon the owners thereof for a violation of any ordinance in relation thereto.
(d) To regulate, restrain and prohibit the running at large of dogs and to authorize their destruction when at large contrary to any ordinance of the town, and to impose penalties upon the owners thereof.
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Amended by Laws 1968, Ch. 120, § 1; Laws 1980, Ch. 229, § 1, eff. April 23, 1980; Laws 1989, Ch. 87, § 1; Laws 1995, Ch. 57, § 1; Laws 1999, Ch. 175, § 1.
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