Dover Minnesota

Founded in 1854, Incorporated in 1908
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CITY OF DOVER ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO DOGS

 Part 3. Animals

 

503.01 DEFINITIONS  Animal – Cattle, horses, ponies, mules, sheep, goats, swine,ducks geese, turkeys, chickens and other domesticated birds, reptiles, and animals. The term animal does not include dogs (which are regulated elsewhere in the Code) or other small animals which are regarded as traditional household pets, as defined herein.

Keeping and maintaining – The feeding of or sheltering of animals.

Owner – Any person as defined in this section owning, harboring, keeping, or having custody of any animal as defined herein.

Person – Any person, firm, corporation, or other legal entity.

 

Running at large. – Permitting any animal to go on or about any property, streets, alleys, public parks, school grounds, or other public places or any private premises except the premises of the owner. An animal, as defined in this section, is not at large when within an adequate and adequately maintained fenced-in enclosure.

 

503.02 RESTRICTIONS

  Residential areas. No person shall keep or maintain any animal other than traditional household pets within the residential area. The residential area is delineated on a map in City Hall and may be redelineated from time to time by the City Council.

Part 4. Dogs

 

504.01 RUNNING AT LARGE
Dogs will not be permitted to run at large within the  City Limits.

 

504.02 PENALTIES
The owner or owners of any dog or dogs found running at large within the corporate limits of the said City of Dover contrary to the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of not less than $5.00 nor more than $50.00.