Animal Ordinances

Dog Licensing - (7-5-060)


Required all dogs must be licensed each year, except as otherwise provided herein, to a person of the age of eighteen (18) years or older. Any person owning, possessing or harboring any dog shall obtain a license for such animal within thirty (30) days after the dog reaches the age of four (4) months, or within ten (10) days of the acquisition of the dog.

Animals Running at Large - (7-5-130)


It shall be unlawful for the owner or person having charge, care, custody or control of any animal to allow such animal at any time to run at large. The owner or person charged with responsibility for an animal found running at large shall be strictly liable for a violation of this Section regardless of the precautions taken to prevent the escape of the animal and regardless of whether or no he knows that the animal is running at large.

Animal Per Household - (7-5-150)


No more than three (3) dogs and/or three (3) cats may be maintained at any one residence within the City.

Bites - (7-5-090)


Report of Bite. The owner of an animal that bites a person and any person bitten by an animal shall report the bite to the Animal Service Division or the Health Department within 24 hours of the bite, regardless of whether or not the biting animal is of a species subject to rabies.

Attacking Animals - (7-5-100)


It shall be unlawful for the owner or person having charge, care, custody or control of any animal to allow such animal to attack, chase or worry any person, any domestic animal having a commercial value, or any species of hoofed protected wildlife, or to attack domestic fowl. “Worry,” as used in this Section shall mean to harass by tearing, biting or shaking with the teeth.

Nuisance Animal - (7-5-120)


Any owner or person having charge, care, custody or control of an animal or animals causing a nuisance as defined below shall be in violation of this Chapter and subject to the penalties provided herein. Any animal which does any of the following shall be deemed a nuisance:
  • Causes damage to the property of anyone other than its owner;
  • Causes unsanitary conditions in enclosure or surroundings;
  • Bark, whines or howls or makes other disturbing noises in an excessive, continuous or untimely fashion;
  • Molests passersby or chases passing vehicles;
  • Attacks other domestic animals;
  • Is a vicious animal not properly restrained as required herein;
  • Is determined by the Animal Services Division or Health Department to be a public nuisance by virtue of being offensive of dangerous to the public health, welfare or safety; or
  • Otherwise acts so as to constitute a nuisance under Chapter 10, Title 76 of the Utah Code Annotated.

Chicken Ordinance

No. 892, regarding the keeping of chickens for familial gain.