Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

The following states’ laws address chaining:

ConnecticutNew Jersey
District of ColumbiaPennsylvania
HawaiiRhode Island
MassachusettsWest Virginia

Chaining is prohibited in the following communities:

Athens, AlabamaHastings, Minnesota
Fairhope, AlabamaCarthage, Missouri
Huntsville, AlabamaColumbia, Missouri 
Glendale, ArizonaRaytown, Missouri
Pima County, ArizonaSpringfield, Missouri
Tucson, ArizonaBellevue, Nebraska
Fayetteville, ArkansasOmaha, Nebraska
Little Rock, ArkansasBernalillo County, New Mexico
Maumelle, ArkansasLos Ranchos, New Mexico
North Little Rock, ArkansasSanta Fe, New Mexico
Stuttgart, Arkansas Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Springdale, ArkansasAsheville, North Carolina
West Memphis, ArkansasCary, North Carolina
San Jose, CaliforniaChapel Hill, North Carolina
Alachua County, FloridaClayton, North Carolina
Collier County, Florida Cumberland County, North Carolina
Fernandina Beach, FloridaDavidson, North Carolina
Hallandale Beach, FloridaDurham County, North Carolina
Hernando County, FloridaEnfield, North Carolina
Hillsborough County, FloridaForsyth County, North Carolina
Lake County, FloridaGuilford County, North Carolina
Lee County, FloridaHalifax County, North Carolina
Leon County, FloridaNew Hanover County, North Carolina
Manatee County, FloridaRoanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Marion County, FloridaWeldon, North Carolina
Martin County, FloridaWoodland, North Carolina
Miami, FloridaBrunswick, Ohio
Miami-Dade County, FloridaAltus, Oklahoma
Mount Dora, FloridaLawton, Oklahoma
Nassau County, FloridaNorman, Oklahoma
Okaloosa County, FloridaHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
Palm Beach County, FloridaMount Wolf, Pennsylvania
Pasco County, FloridaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pembroke Park, FloridaReading, Pennsylvania
Pinellas County, FloridaGreer, South Carolina
Ponce Inlet, FloridaJohnson City, Tennessee
Sarasota, FloridaArlington, Texas
Seminole, FloridaAustin, Texas
St. Lucie, FloridaBastrop, Texas
Athens-Clarke County, GeorgiaBig Spring, Texas
Augusta, GeorgiaCorsicana, Texas
Bainbridge, GeorgiaDallas, Texas
Butler, GeorgiaDenton, Texas
Chatham County, GeorgiaElectra, Texas
Clayton County, GeorgiaFort Worth, Texas
DeKalb County, GeorgiaGalveston, Texas
Douglas County, GeorgiaGeorgetown, Texas
Forsyth County, GeorgiaGreenville, Texas
Fulton County, GeorgiaIrving, Texas
Gwinnett County, GeorgiaLive Oak, Texas
Houston County, GeorgiaMesquite, Texas
Macon, GeorgiaMineola, Texas
Macon-Bibb County, GeorgiaMonahans, Texas
Statham, GeorgiaMount Pleasant, Texas
Terrell County, GeorgiaNassau Bay, Texas
Marion, IndianaTexas City, Texas
Frankfort, KentuckyWichita Falls, Texas
Denham Springs, LouisianaCape Charles, Virginia
Gramercy, LouisianaHampton, Virginia
New Orleans, LouisianaNewport News, Virginia
Shreveport, LouisianaNorfolk, Virginia
Terrebonne Parish, LouisianaPortsmouth, Virginia
Queen Anne’s County, MarylandSuffolk, Virginia
Talbot County, MarylandHuntington, West Virginia
Hazel Park, MichiganKanawha County, West Virginia

The following communities permit animals to be chained for a limited period of time:

Birmingham, AlabamaEssex County, New York
Decatur, AlabamaHempstead, New York
Fort Smith, ArkansasNew York City, New York
Jonesboro, ArkansasNiagara Falls, New York
Lowell, ArkansasNorth Hempstead, New York
Texarkana, ArkansasOssining, New York
Kern County, CaliforniaPort Chester, New York
Los Angeles, CaliforniaUlster County, New York
San Bernardino, CaliforniaWestchester County, New York
Sonoma County, CaliforniaBladen County, North Carolina
Denver, ColoradoBuncombe County, North Carolina
Smyrna, DelawareBurke County, North Carolina
Washington, D.C.Burlington, North Carolina
Alachua County, FloridaCatawba County, North Carolina
Bonita Springs, FloridaCornelius, North Carolina
Coconut Creek, FloridaDare County, North Carolina
Dania Beach, FloridaGreene County, North Carolina
Escambia County, FloridaLaurinburg, North Carolina
Fort Lauderdale, FloridaOrange County, North Carolina
Hollywood, FloridaRaleigh, North Carolina
Jacksonville, FloridaRandolph County, North Carolina
Oakland Park, FloridaRichmond County, North Carolina
Orange County, FloridaScotland County, North Carolina
Panama City, FloridaSpindale, North Carolina
Seminole County, FloridaSpencer, North Carolina
Wilton Manors, FloridaSurry County, North Carolina
Baldwin County, GeorgiaAkron, Ohio
Blakely, GeorgiaAnderson Township, Ohio
LaGrange, GeorgiaBuckeye Lake, Ohio
Lowndes County, GeorgiaCincinatti, Ohio
Cook County, IllinoisCleveland, Ohio
Bloomington, IndianaColumbus, Ohio
Indianapolis and Marion County, IndianaDayton, Ohio
Floyd County, IndianaDennison, Ohio
Fort Wayne, IndianaLakewood, Ohio
Gary, IndianaLorain, Ohio
South Bend, IndianaLyndhurst, Ohio
Waterloo, IowaMiddletown, Ohio
Arkansas City, KansasNorth Royalton, Ohio
Dodge City, KansasRichmond Heights, Ohio
El Dorado, KansasYoungstown, Ohio
Lawrence, KansasBartlesville, Oklahoma
Leavenworth, Kansas Chickasha, Oklahoma
Overland Park, KansasMultnomah County, Oregon
Topeka, KansasAbington, Pennsylvania
Wellington, KansasBeaufort, South Carolina
Wichita, KansasCherokee County, South Carolina
Bowling Green, KentuckyFlorence County, South Carolina
Louisville-Jefferson County, KentuckyGreenville, South Carolina
Radcliff, KentuckySpartanburg, South Carolina
Baker, LouisianaYork County, South Carolina
Carroll County, MarylandBristol, Tennessee
Frederick County, MarylandChattanooga, Tennessee
Montgomery County, MarylandMontgomery County, Tennessee
Amherst, MassachusettsNashville, Tennessee
East Longmeadow, MassachusettsOak Ridge, Tennessee
Easthampton, MassachusettsShelbyville, Tennessee
Greenfield, MassachusettsAbilene, Texas
Milton, MassachusettsAllen, Texas
Provincetown, MassachusettsCorpus Christi, Texas
Springfield, MassachusettsGalveston County, Texas
Battle Creek, MichiganGrand Prairie, Texas
Dearborn, MichiganHarris County, Texas
Detroit, MichiganNocona, Texas
Southgate, MichiganParker County, Texas
Trenton, MichiganRichland Hills, Texas
Saint Paul, MinnesotaSan Angelo, Texas
Creve Coeur, MissouriSeguin, Texas
O’Fallon, MissouriWeatherford, Texas
St. Louis, MissouriSalt Lake County, Utah
North Las Vegas, NevadaAlexandria, Virginia
Berkeley, New JerseyArlington County, Virginia
Camden, New JerseyCharlottesville, Virginia
Cape May, New JerseyChesapeake, Virginia
East Brunswick Township, New JerseyCulpeper County, Virginia
Egg Harbor City, New JerseyDanville, Virginia
Lacey Township, New JerseyFairfax City, Virginia
Lower Township, New JerseyFauquier, Virginia
Monroe Township, New JerseyLynchburg, Virginia
Northfield, New JerseyNorthampton County, Virginia
Ocean City, New JerseyRichmond, Virginia
Plainfield, New JerseyRoanoke, Virginia
Point Pleasant Beach, New JerseySmithfield, Virginia
Ringwood, New JerseyStaunton, Virginia
Sea Isle City, New JerseyVinton, Virginia
Toms River Township, New JerseyVirginia Beach, Virginia
Tuckerton, New JerseyArlington, Washington
Upper Township, New JerseyCharleston, West Virginia
Wildwood, New JerseyMorgantown, West Virginia
Wildwood Crest, New JerseyMoundsville, West Virginia
Woodbridge Township, New JerseyLinn, Wisconsin
Albuquerque, New MexicoRacine, Wisconsin
Doña Ana County, New Mexico
Silver City, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
Canandaigua, New York
Dutchess County, New York


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