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Dog Nuisances

(Cleveland Codified Ordinances Section 603.04)

Q: My neighbor's dog barks constantly, day and night. I have tried to talk to the owner, but he has not done anything about it. What should I do?

A: This dog is considered a nuisance. No owner or person in charge or control of a dog, or owner or person in charge of such premises upon which a dog is located, shall permit a dog nuisance to occur or continue.

Section 603.04:

(b) Each of the following constitutes a dog nuisance:

1. a dog which bites or barks, yelps, howls or bays In such a manner or to such extent as to disturb the peace and quiet or endanger the health of anyperson,

2. a dog which scratches or digs in or urinates or defecates upon any lawn, tree, shrub, plant, building or any other public or private property other than that of the dog owner.

Penalty: Failure to abate a nuisance by the dog owner results in a f ine ranging from $50.00 to 100.00 for the first three offenses. For any fourth and subseuent offenses, the dog which constitutes the nuisance shall be impounded.

Call the Dog Warden at 216-664-3069 or Community Service Unit  216-623-5622  for Persistent Problems

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