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Original Author: International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
Date of Material: 01/21/2022

Subjects(s):
Animal control--Municipal ordinances
Animal control--Laws and regulations

IMLA Model Ordinance Regulating Dangerous Dogs

Reviewed Date: 01/21/2022
Summary:
This is a model ordinance regulating dangerous dogs prepared by the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) and is shared by MTAS with the permission of IMLA. MTAS recommends this ordinance for addressing problems caused by vicious or dangerous dogs. (Ordinance publication date: October 2018)


Contents of the model ordinance:

ARTICLE 4-2: IMLA MODEL ORDINANCE REGULATING DANGEROUS DOGS

Section

4-201 Authorization
4-202 Purpose and Intent
4-203 Definitions
4-204 Determination of Status
4-205 Potentially Dangerous Dogs
4-206 Dangerous Dogs
4-207 Vicious Dogs
4-208 Immediate Impoundment
4-209 Continuation of Dangerous Dog
4-210 Reckless Owner
4-211 Penalties
4-212 Appeals
4-213 Conflicting Ordinances
4-214 Severability

The document is attached below.

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Attachments:
file IMLA dangerous dog model ordinance dwld 01192022.pdf