What is the law regarding loose dogs?
Dogs in town are required to be on a leash. Dogs in the business district must be on a leash no longer than eight feet. Out of the business district, including in parks and on school grounds, dogs must be on a leash no longer than 25 feet and under the owner’s control. Dogs are also prohibited from entering town-owned buildings, with the exception of town-approved activities that invite the presence of animals. Owners must clean up after their dogs. Violation of any of the above could result in a $92 fine. Off leash fine is $75.
State law prohibits dogs from roaming on someone else’s property or on any portion of a public highway when not attended by an owner and 100% under the owner’s control. A violation can result in a $92 fine.