We enforce both City ordinance (Chapter 5 ordinance) and State animal laws (Health & Safety Code, Chapters 821-829).
While the laws are extensive by nature, they come down to a simple directive: Pet owners are responsible for their pet(s) and their pet's behavior.
Animal Care Services (ACS) can assist pet owners with education and resources to comply with the law. Non-compliant or repeat violators can face both civil and criminal penalties including hefty fines and potential jail time.
Learn about each topic to find out more about the laws governing responsible pet ownership issues.