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    Rexburg, Idaho Dog Bite Laws

    Find the Rexburg, Idaho dog bite laws that are relevant to the ownership and control of a dog below.  Please check the following link to city ordinances for any updates or changes to the laws: (https://laserfiche.rexburg.org/WebLink/0,0/doc/175233/Page1.aspx):

    Licensing of Dogs

    It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to own, keep or harbor, any dog, male or female over 3 months of age within the City of Rexburg without obtaining a license.

    Issuance of License

    The Police department shall issue a license to the dog owner and shall maintain the following information regarding the license: the date of issue, the name and address and phone number of the owner, the name, age and sex of the dog; a description of the dog and the number of the license. The Police department shall furnish with each license a metal tag which shall be stamped with the number corresponding to the number of the license.

    Metal Tag Requirement

    The metal tag, as described in Section 7.02.030 of the codification, shall be attached to a collar and the collar kept on the neck of the dog. Failure to keep proper identification on the dog will be punishable by a fine.

    Unlicensed Dogs – Impoundment

    All dogs not licensed and collared as provided in Sections 7.02.010, 7.02.020, 7.02.030 above, are declared to be a public nuisance, and it is the duty of all police officers and the pound master to take up and impound any dog not so licensed and collared.

    Disturbing the Peace

    It is unlawful for any person to own keep or harbor within the limits of the City, where tethered, caged or otherwise, any dog which by barking, howling, yelping, whimpering or whining, or by the making of other noises, disturbs the quiet of any neighborhood or person. Disturbing the peace determination will be made by a law enforcement officer after an investigation of said complaint.

    Running At Large Restrictions

    • Except as provided by Section 7.02.080, it is unlawful for any person to cause, permit or allow any dog, whether licensed or not, to roam, run or stray away from the premises of the owner, unless:
    • Failure to keep the dog under control will be punishable by a fine set forth in Appendix 3.

    Running At Large Exception

    The City Council may designate such areas of a public park, or other city owned land for the training or exercise of dogs, or holding dog shows or exhibition. Dogs within such areas need not be controlled by leash or chain, but shall be under the control of a responsible person and controlled by whistle, voice or other effective command. Failure to comply with this section will be punishable by a fine set forth in Appendix 3.

    Leash Requirements

    It shall be unlawful for any person to bring or harbor any animal in the Parks, except as may be allowed pursuant to established leash laws for the City of Rexburg.

    Definition of Owner

    The term owner as used in this ordinance shall be construed to mean and include any person, persons, association, business entity, or corporation owning, harboring or keeping a dog or dogs within the corporate limits of the City of Rexburg, Idaho.

    Animals Running At Large

    Prohibited It is unlawful for any animal or animals to run at large on any of the streets, alleys or public places within the city limits.

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