Dogs at Large

In unincorporated Butte County, there is a leash law. Chapter 4 of the Butte County Code defines the requirements for pet ownership in all unincorporated areas of Butte County. Dogs are not allowed to be off the owner's property unless they are on a leash or under the effective control of the owner or custodian.

Your dog is not allowed to be a nuisance to your neighbors. If you allow your dog to run loose and cause problems you can be issued citations and depending on the nature of the damage done by your dog, you could end up in court.

Report a Dog at Large

Please visit the Report an Animal Issue page for reporting guidelines.