"Pooper Scooper" Regulations

L.L. No. 6-2008
November 05, 2008

35-13                     ANIMAL CONTROL                      35-16


Pooper Scooper Regulations

[Adopted 11-5-2008 by L.L. No. 6-20081

35-13. Defecation on public or private property prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any dog owner or person having possession, custody or control of any dog to allow such dog to defecate on public or private property (other than the premises of the owner or person having possession, custody or control of the said dog) without the permission of the owner of such property.

35-14. Removal and disposal by owner.

It shall be the duty of each dog owner or person having possession, custody or control of a dog to immediately remove any feces left by such dog on any sidewalk, gutter, street, grassy area between the street and sidewalk, park, school yard or other public or private property and to immediately dispose of the same in a safe and sanitary manner, including but not limited to pooper scoopers, small shovels, etc., for placement in suitable leak proof containers. In no event shall any feces be deposited in sewers or drains, whether storm or sanitary.

35-15. Exceptions.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog accompanying any person with a disability.

35-16. Penalties for offenses.

Any violation of the article shall constitute a violation punishable by a fine or a civil penalty of not less than $100 per occurrence, except that if such violation occurs on a playground area or other place of public recreation, then such fine shall not be less than $200. Fines shall be doubled for each additional violation within two years from the date of any other violation. For the purposes of enforcing the provisions of this section, appearance tickets may be issued by police officers, dog control officers, codes enforcement officers and by any persons authorized to issue tickets for parking violations.

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