NC Animal Ordinances – County, City and Town

Animal ordinances can be hard to find online, especially in one place, so we thought we would compile a list here as a good resource for all. You will find ordinances for many NC counties, cities and/or towns. We are creating this list with the info we have so far and will add to it as we get more. Thank you to Elma Rae of NC Laws for Animal Control (www.NCLaws.net) for her help in compiling this info!  

*Info provided is the most current online, but may not reflect updates if the county has not updated their information. All active links are blue.

*Click here to see NC state laws.

 

Alamance County 

Alamance County Ordinances

Burlington – http://tinyurl.com/Burl-Animals

Elon –  Alamance Cty Elon Ordinances

Graham – http://tinyurl.com/Graham-Animals

Haw River –  Alamance Cty Haw River Regulations

Mebane

Village of Alamance – Alamance Cty Village of Alamance Animal-Ordinances

 

Alexander County

County Ordinances

 

Allegheny County  

Allegheny Cty Ordinances

 

Anson County 

County Ordinances – currently not available online

Anson Cty Dog Noise Ordinance

Wadesboro – http://tinyurl.com/Wadesboro-Animals

 

Ashe County

County Ordinances – click link, animal ordinances under title IX

 

Avery County

County Ordinances – currently not available online

 

Beaufort County  

Beaufort Cty Ordinances

Washington, NC – http://tinyurl.com/Wash-Animals

 

Bertie County

Bertie Animal Ordinances

 

Bladen County 

County Ordinances

 

Brunswick County

County Ordinances

Leland

 

Buncombe County 

County Ordinances

Asheville – http://tinyurl.com/Asheville-Buncombe

Black Mountain – http://tinyurl.com/Blk-Mtn-Bunc

Biltmore – Buncombe Cty Biltmore Animal Ordinances

Montreat – Buncombe Cty Montreat Town Ordinances

Weaverville – Buncombe Cty Weaverville Animal Ordinances

 

Burke County 

County Ordinances

Morganton – Burke Cty Morganton Animal Ordinances Update

Valdese – Burke Cty Valdese Animal Ordinances

Valdese Cat/Dog Permits – Burke Cty Valdese Dog Cat Permit Animal Ordinances

 

Cabarrus County 

County Ordinances

Concord – http://tinyurl.com/Concord-Animals

Kannapolis

 

Caldwell County

County Ordinances – currently not available online

Lenoir

 

Camden County

County Ordinances

 

Carteret County 

County Ordinances

Atlantic Beach – http://tinyurl.com/Atl-Beach

Emerald Isle – http://tinyurl.com/Emerald-Animals

Havelock – http://tinyurl.com/j7xupuu

Indian Beach

Morehead City – http://tinyurl.com/Morehead-Animals

 

Caswell County

County Ordinances

 

Catawba County 

County Ordinances

Conover – http://tinyurl.com/Conover-Animals

Hickory – http://tinyurl.com/Hickory-Animals

 

Chatham County

Chatham Cty Ordinances

Siler City – http://tinyurl.com/Siler-Animals

 

Cherokee County

Cherokee Cty Animal Ordinances

Cherokee Indians Eastern Band – http://tinyurl.com/Cher-Indians-East

 

Chowan County

Chowan Animal Control Ordinances

Edenton – http://tinyurl.com/hajlwse

 

Clay County

County Ordinances

 

Cleveland County

County Ordinances

Boiling Springs – http://tinyurl.com/Blg-Springs-Animals

 

Columbus County

Columbus Cty Ordinances

Lake Waccamaw

 

Craven County

County Ordinances

New Bern http://tinyurl.com/NewBern-Animals

 

Cumberland County

County Ordinances – includes ban on exotics, leash law, s/n rules, shelter def, no tethering ord, dog limits, breeding permit required, license required

Hope Mills

Spring Lakes http://tinyurl.com/SpringLake-Animals

 

Currituck County

County Ordinances

Duckhttp://tinyurl.com/hpocmct

Kill Devil Hills – http://tinyurl.com/KillDevilHills

 

Dare County

County Ordinances

Kitty Hawk

Manteo

Nags Head – http://tinyurl.com/Nags-Head-Animals

 

Davidson County 

County Ordinances

Lexington

Thomasville

 

Davie County

County Ordinances

 

Duplin County

County Ordinances

 

Durham County

County Ordinances

Durham City – http://tinyurl.com/DurhamCity-Animals

Stem – animal codes on page 17 – 19

 

Forsyth County 

County Ordinances

Kernersville

 

Franklin County

County Ordinances

Louisburg

 

Gaston County 

County Ordinances

 

Gates

County Ordinances

 

Graham County

County Ordinances

 

Granville County 

County Ordinances

 

Greene County

County Ordinances

 

Guilford County 

County Ordinances

Greensboro – http://tinyurl.com/Greensboro-Animals

High Point

 

Halifax County

County Ordinances

 

Harnett County

County Ordinances

Angier – http://tinyurl.com/Angier-Harnett

Dunn – http://tinyurl.com/Dunn-Animals

Angier, Coats, Erwin and Lillington – Harnett Cty Municipal Animal Control Ordinances for Angier Coats Erwin Lillington

 

Haywood County

Haywood Cty Ordinances

 

Henderson County

Henderson Cty Animal Ordinances

Hendersonville

 

Hertford County

County Ordinances

Ahoskie – http://tinyurl.com/Ahoskie-Animals

Ahoskie Parks – Hertford Cty Ahoskie Parks Regulations

 

Hoke County

County Ordinances

 

Hyde County

County Ordinances

 

Iredell County

County Ordinances

 

Jackson County

County Ordinances

 

Johnston County

County Ordinances

 

Jones County

County Ordinances – currently not available online

 

Lee County

County Ordinances

 

Lenoir County

County Ordinances 

Kinston

 

Lincoln County

County Ordinances

 

Macon County

County Ordinances

Highlands

 

Madison County

County Ordinances

 

Martin County

County Ordinances

 

McDowell County

County Ordinances

 

Mecklenburg County

County Ordinances

Charlotte – http://tinyurl.com/Char-Animals

 

Mitchell County

County Ordinances – currently not available online

 

Montgomery County

County Ordinances

 

Moore County

County Ordinances

Foxfire Village – http://tinyurl.com/FoxfireVillage-Animals

 

Nash County

County Ordinances

 

New Hanover County 

County Ordinances

Carolina Beach – http://tinyurl.com/Car-Bch-Animals

Kure Beach

 

Northampton County

County Ordinances

 

Onslow County

County Ordinances

Jacksonville

 

Orange County 

County Ordinances

Chapel Hill – http://tinyurl.com/Ch-Hill-Animals

Hillsborough

Mebane – mostly in Alamance County, but partly in Orange County

 

Pamlico County

County Ordinances

 

Pasquotank County

County Ordinances

 

Pender County

County Ordinances

Burgaw – http://tinyurl.com/Burgaw-Animals

 

Perquimans County

County Ordinances

 

Person County

County Ordinances

 

Pitt County

County Ordinances

 

Polk County

County Ordinances

 

Randolph County

County Ordinances

 

Richmond County

County Ordinances

 

Robeson County

County Ordinances

Lumberton

Red Springs – animal ordinances found on page 81

 

Rockingham County

County Ordinances

Eden

St. Paul’s

 

Rowan County 

County Ordinances

China Grove – http://tinyurl.com/China-Grove-Animals

Kannapolis

 

Rutherford County

County Ordinances

Forest City – http://tinyurl.com/ForestCity-Animals

 

Sampson County

County Ordinances

Clinton – http://tinyurl.com/Clinton-Animals

 

Scotland County

County Ordinances

Laurinburg

 

Stanly County

County Ordinances

 

Stokes County

County Ordinances

King

 

Surry County

County Ordinances

Dobson – http://tinyurl.com/Dobson-Animals

 

Swain County

County Ordinances

 

Transylvania County

County Ordinances

Brevard – http://tinyurl.com/Brevard-Animals

 

Tyrrell County

County Ordinances

 

Union County

County Ordinances

 

Vance County

County Ordinances

Henderson – http://tinyurl.com/Hend-Animals

 

Wake County

County Ordinances

Apex – http://tinyurl.com/Apex-Wake

Garner – http://tinyurl.com/Garner-Animals

Holly Springs

Knightdale

 

Warren County

County Ordinances

 

Washington County

County Ordinances

 

Watauga County

County Ordinances

 

Wayne County

County Ordinances

 

Wilkes County

County Ordinances

 

Wilson County

County Ordinances

 

Yadkin County

County Ordinances

 

Yancey County

County Ordinances