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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 purple.

 

*Click here to see NC State Laws.

 

ALAMANCE COUNTY 

County Ordinances - https://tinyurl.com/yys79jkt

Burlington – https://library.municode.com/nc/burlington/codes/code_of_ordinances/157789?nodeId=CH5ANFO

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

Mebane  —  https://library.municode.com/nc/mebane/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH4AN

 

ALEXANDER COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

ALLEGHANY COUNTY  

County Ordinances - https://www.alleghanycounty-nc.gov/ordinances/1-65.pdf

 

ANSON COUNTY 

County Ordinances – currently not available online

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

 

ASHE COUNTY

County Ordinances – click link, animal ordinances under title IX, Chapter 93

 

AVERY COUNTY

County Ordinances – currently not available online

 

BEAUFORT COUNTY  

Beaufort Cty Ordinances - https://co.beaufort.nc.us/apps/downloads/downloads/codes-ordinances/ordinances/animal-ordinance-september-9-2013.pdf

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

 

BERTIE COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

BLADEN COUNTY 

County Ordinances

 

BRUNSWICK COUNTY

County Ordinances

Leland - https://co.beaufort.nc.us/apps/downloads/downloads/codes-ordinances/ordinances/animal-ordinance-september-9-2013.pdf

 

BUNCOMBE COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Asheville 

Black Mountain 

BURKE COUNTY 

County Ordinances

CABARRUS COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Concord 

Kannapolis

 

CALDWELL COUNTY

County Ordinances – http://www.caldwellcountync.org/animal-control/cruelty-neglect

Lenoir

 

CAMDEN COUNTY

County Ordinances - click link, animal ordinances are under title IX, Chapter 93

 

CARTERET COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Atlantic Beach 

Emerald Isle

Havelock

Indian Beach

Morehead City - https://library.municode.com/nc/morehead_city/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIICOOR_CH4AN

 

CASWELL COUNTY

County Ordinances - https://www.caswellcountync.gov/files/documents/CaswellCountyAnimalWelfareandControlOrdinance1456051832020618PM.pdf

 

CATAWBA COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Conover 

Hickory - https://library.municode.com/nc/hickory/codes/code_of_ordinances

 

CHATHAM COUNTY

County Ordinances - http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/North%20Carolina/chathamcounty_nc/chathamcountynorthcarolinacodeofordinanc?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chathamcounty_nc

Siler City 

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY

County Ordinances - https://www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/326/Animal-Control-Ordinance-PDF

 

CHOWAN COUNTY

County Ordinances -  http://www.chowancounty-nc.gov/vertical/sites/%7B10E82D50-AAE0-43D7-A98A-42E82683885E%7D/uploads/Animal_Control_Ordinance(1).pdf

Edenton - click link, animal ordinances are under title IX, Chapter 90

 

CLAY COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

CLEVELAND COUNTY

County Ordinances

Boiling Springs

 

COLUMBUS COUNTY

County Ordinances - http://www2.columbusco.org/Ordinances/Chapter%203.pdf

Lake Waccamaw

 

CRAVEN COUNTY

County Ordinances

New Bern - https://library.municode.com/nc/new_bern/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH6ANANCO

 

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

 

CURRITUCK COUNTY

County Ordinances - click link, animal ordinances are under title IX, Chapter 94

DARE COUNTY

County Ordinances

Duck - click link, animal ordinances are under title IX, Chapter 90

http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/North%20Carolina/duck_nc/townofducknorthcarolinacodeofordinances?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:duck_nc

Kill Devil Hills

Kitty Hawk

Manteo

Nags Head

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Lexington - https://library.municode.com/nc/lexington/codes/code_of_ordinances

Thomasville

 

DAVIE COUNTY

County Ordinances - https://sites.google.com/site/dcanimalshelter/davie-county-animal-ordinaces

 

DUPLIN COUNTY

County Ordinances - http://www.duplincountync.com/wp-content/uploads/animal-control-ordinance.pdf

 

DURHAM COUNTY

County Ordinances

Durham City

 

FORSYTH COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Kernersville

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY

County Ordinances

Louisburg

 

GASTON COUNTY 

County Ordinances

 

GATES COUNTY

County Ordinances - click link, animal ordinances are under title IX, Chapter 90

http://library.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm&vid=codeofordinance:gatescountycodes_nc 

 

GRAHAM COUNTY

County Ordinances 

 

GRANVILLE COUNTY 

County Ordinances

 

GREENE COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

GUILFORD COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Greensboro

High Point

 

HALIFAX COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

HARNETT COUNTY

County Ordinances

Angier

Dunn

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 

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

 

MITCHELL COUNTY

County Ordinances – currently not available online

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

MOORE COUNTY

County Ordinances

Foxfire Village

 

NASH COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

NEW HANOVER COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Carolina Beach

Kure Beach

 

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

County Ordinances – not available online

 

ONSLOW COUNTY

County Ordinances

Jacksonville

 

ORANGE COUNTY 

County Ordinances

Chapel Hill

Hillsborough

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

 

PAMLICO COUNTY

County Ordinances – not available online

 

PASQUOTANK COUNTY

County Ordinances – not available online

Elizabeth City

 

PENDER COUNTY

County Ordinances

Burgaw

 

PERQUIMANS COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

PERSON COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

PITT COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

POLK COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY

County Ordinances

or Use This Link, click Ordinances on the left and then Animal Control Ordinance

 

RICHMOND COUNTY

County Ordinances – click link and scroll down to Animal Control Ordinances

 

ROBESON COUNTY

County Ordinances – not available online

Lumberton

Red Springs – animal ordinances found on page 81

 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

County Ordinances

Eden

St. Paul’s

 

ROWAN COUNTY 

County Ordinances

China Grove

Kannapolis

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

County Ordinances

Forest City

 

SAMPSON COUNTY

County Ordinances

Direct link to .pdf 10/31/18 – county link will take you to the latest version if it is updated at a later time

Clinton

 

SCOTLAND COUNTY

County Ordinances

Laurinburg

 

STANLY COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

STOKES COUNTY

County Ordinances

King

 

SURRY COUNTY

County Ordinances

Dobson

 

SWAIN COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY

County Ordinances

Brevard

 

TYRRELL COUNTY

County Ordinances – not available online

 

UNION COUNTY

County Ordinances

 

VANCE COUNTY

County Ordinances

Henderson

 

WAKE COUNTY

County Ordinances

Apex

Garner 

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 - Not available