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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Dog Leash Laws - April 1-May 31

According to King William County Code, Section 10-69, no dog shall be permitted to run at large in any part of the county from April 1 through May 31 of each year. Further, all pets at County parks are required to be leashed and controlled at all times. Read the code below and at the links provided.

Sec. 10-69. - Dogs running at large.

(a)  In order to facilitate inspection of current dog licenses and the capture of unlicensed stray dogs, no dog shall be permitted to run at large in any part of the county from April 1 through May 31 of each year. All dogs shall be confined, restricted or penned up during these months. For the purpose of this section, a dog shall be deemed to be running at large while roaming, running or self-hunting off the property of its owner or custodian and not under its owner's or custodian's immediate control.                           

(b)  It shall be unlawful for the owner or custodian of any dog to permit the dog to go upon any public street, sidewalk, or right-of-way or upon the property of another within the hereafter described areas of the county, unless it is kept secured by a leash or lead or other means of restraint not harmful or injurious to the dog, and under the control of a responsible person capable of physically restraining the dog:  See full listing and County Code.                         

County Code - Animals

County Code - Pets Kepts on a Leash (Parks & Recreation)

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