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, FloridaScotland Neck, North Carolina
Martin County, FloridaWeldon, North Carolina
Miami, FloridaWoodland, North Carolina
Miami-Dade County, FloridaBrunswick, Ohio
Mount Dora, FloridaAltus, Oklahoma
Nassau County, FloridaLawton, Oklahoma
Okaloosa County, FloridaNorman, Oklahoma
Palm Beach County, FloridaHarrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pasco County, FloridaMount Wolf, Pennsylvania
Pembroke Park, FloridaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pinellas County, FloridaReading, Pennsylvania
Ponce Inlet, FloridaGreer, South Carolina
Sarasota, FloridaJohnson City, Tennessee
Seminole, FloridaArlington, Texas
St. Lucie, FloridaAustin, Texas
Athens-Clarke County, GeorgiaBastrop, Texas
Augusta, GeorgiaBig Spring, Texas
Bainbridge, GeorgiaCorsicana, Texas
Butler, GeorgiaDallas, Texas
Chatham County, GeorgiaDenton, Texas
Clayton County, GeorgiaElectra, Texas
DeKalb County, GeorgiaFort Worth, Texas
Douglas County, GeorgiaGalveston, Texas
Forsyth County, GeorgiaGeorgetown, Texas
Fulton County, GeorgiaGreenville, Texas
Gwinnett County, GeorgiaIrving, Texas
Houston County, GeorgiaLive Oak, Texas
Macon, GeorgiaMesquite, Texas
Macon-Bibb County, GeorgiaMineola, Texas
Statham, GeorgiaMonahans, Texas
Terrell County, GeorgiaMount Pleasant, Texas
Marion, IndianaNassau Bay, Texas
Frankfort, KentuckyTexas City, Texas
Denham Springs, LouisianaWichita Falls, Texas
Gramercy, LouisianaCape Charles, Virginia
New Orleans, LouisianaHampton, Virginia
Shreveport, LouisianaNewport News, Virginia
Terrebonne Parish, LouisianaNorfolk, Virginia
Queen Anne’s County, MarylandPortsmouth, Virginia
Talbot County, MarylandSuffolk, Virginia
Hazel Park, MichiganHuntington, West Virginia
Kanawha County, West Virginia

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

Birmingham, AlabamaDutchess County, New York
Decatur, AlabamaEssex County, New York
Fort Smith, ArkansasHempstead, New York
Jonesboro, ArkansasNew York City, New York
Lowell, ArkansasNiagara Falls, New York
Texarkana, ArkansasNorth Hempstead, New York
Kern County, CaliforniaOssining, New York
Los Angeles, CaliforniaPort Chester, New York
San Bernardino, CaliforniaUlster County, New York
Sonoma County, CaliforniaWestchester County, New York
Denver, ColoradoBladen County, North Carolina
Stamford, ConnecticutBuncombe 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 JerseyFairfax County, Virginia
Monroe Township, New JerseyFauquier, Virginia
Northfield, New JerseyLynchburg, Virginia
Ocean City, New JerseyNorthampton County, Virginia
Plainfield, New JerseyRichmond, Virginia
Point Pleasant Beach, New JerseyRoanoke, Virginia
Ringwood, New JerseySmithfield, Virginia
Sea Isle City, New JerseyStaunton, Virginia
Toms River Township, New JerseyVinton, Virginia
Tuckerton, New JerseyVirginia Beach, Virginia
Upper Township, New JerseyArlington, Washington
Wildwood, New JerseyCharleston, West Virginia
Wildwood Crest, New JerseyMorgantown, West Virginia
Woodbridge Township, New JerseyMoundsville, West Virginia
Albuquerque, New MexicoLinn, Wisconsin
Doña Ana County, New MexicoRacine, Wisconsin
Silver City, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
Canandaigua, New York


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