Animal Regulations

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Frequently Asked Questions:

No, animals may not be off leash or run at large off your property.

Yes, owners must clean up after their pets and dispose of waste properly. Any waste not taken care of may result in a fine.

Yes, any animal making noise that can be heard outside of the building or premise can be considered a noise violation and be subject to applicable fines.

Yes, animals in violation of City ordinances can be impounded at the owner's expense.

Yes, owners are responsible for all impound fees and any fines. 

The leash law in Minnetrista states: On and off your property the animal must be obedient to that person's command or controlled by a leash not exceeding 6 feet in the presence of others.  Your animal may not wander onto private property.

Ordinance violations are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of $700 and/or 90 days in jail.  Remember, some children find animals very intimidating and being chased by an animal adds to their fear.  Please follow the rules and be a good neighbor.