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Barking Dogs

Barking dog complaints are one of the most frequent complaints we receive. While a barking dog can be a deterrent to would-be intruders, it can be frustrating to live near a noisy dog.  We always recommend making an effort to courteously advise your neighbor of your concerns as they may be unaware of their pet's behavior.

West Linn Municipal Code Ordinance 5.260 (5)-Permitting any dog to make noise in violation of Section 5.487(4)(b).  

Definition of violation:

Frequent or continuing noise for a period of 15 minutes in any hour emitted by an animal for which a person is responsible, except for animals provoked by a person trespassing, threatening to trespass, or unambiguously taunting the animal. A person is responsible for an animal if the person owns, controls, or otherwise cares for the animal.

Penalties and Fines:

You may be cited to appear in court and fined up to $500.00 per violation. Chronic violations may encourage the judge to order your dog to be removed from the City of West Linn.