Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs

The following states’ laws address chaining:

California Nevada
Connecticut New Jersey
Delaware Oregon
District of Columbia Pennsylvania
Hawaii Rhode Island
Illinois Tennessee
Indiana Texas
Louisiana Vermont
Maine Virginia
Maryland Washington
Massachusetts West Virginia

Chaining is prohibited in the following communities:

Athens, Alabama Carthage, Missouri
Arab, Alabama Columbia, Missouri 
Fairhope, Alabama Raytown, Missouri
Huntsville, Alabama Springfield, Missouri
Glendale, Arizona Bellevue, Nebraska
Pima County, Arizona Omaha, Nebraska
Tucson, Arizona Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Fayetteville, Arkansas Los Ranchos, New Mexico
Little Rock, Arkansas Santa Fe, New Mexico
Maumelle, Arkansas Santa Fe County, New Mexico
North Little Rock, Arkansas Asheville, North Carolina
Stuttgart, Arkansas Cary, North Carolina
Springdale, Arkansas Chapel Hill, North Carolina
West Memphis, Arkansas Clayton, North Carolina
San Jose, California Cumberland County, North Carolina
Alachua County, Florida Davidson, North Carolina
Collier County, Florida Durham County, North Carolina
Fernandina Beach, Florida Enfield, North Carolina
Hallandale Beach, Florida Forsyth County, North Carolina
Hernando County, Florida Garysburg, North Carolina
Hillsborough County, Florida Guilford County, North Carolina
Lake County, Florida Halifax County, North Carolina
Lee County, Florida New Hanover County, North Carolina
Leon County, Florida Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Manatee County, Florida Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Marion County, Florida Weldon, North Carolina
Martin County, Florida Woodland, North Carolina
Miami, Florida Brunswick, Ohio
Miami-Dade County, Florida Altus, Oklahoma
Mount Dora, Florida Lawton, Oklahoma
Nassau County, Florida Norman, Oklahoma
Okaloosa County, Florida Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Palm Beach County, Florida Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
Pasco County, Florida Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pembroke Park, Florida Reading, Pennsylvania
Pinellas County, Florida Greer, South Carolina
Ponce Inlet, Florida Johnson City, Tennessee
Sarasota, Florida Arlington, Texas
Seminole, Florida Austin, Texas
St. Lucie, Florida Bastrop, Texas
Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Big Spring, Texas
Augusta, Georgia Corsicana, Texas
Bainbridge, Georgia Dallas, Texas
Butler, Georgia Denton, Texas
Chatham County, Georgia Electra, Texas
Clayton County, Georgia Fort Worth, Texas
DeKalb County, Georgia Galveston, Texas
Douglas County, Georgia Georgetown, Texas
Forsyth County, Georgia Greenville, Texas
Fulton County, Georgia Irving, Texas
Gwinnett County, Georgia Live Oak, Texas
Houston County, Georgia Mesquite, Texas
Macon, Georgia Mineola, Texas
Macon-Bibb County, Georgia Monahans, Texas
Statham, Georgia Mount Pleasant, Texas
Terrell County, Georgia Nassau Bay, Texas
Marion, Indiana Texas City, Texas
Frankfort, Kentucky Wichita Falls, Texas
Denham Springs, Louisiana Cape Charles, Virginia
Gramercy, Louisiana Hampton, Virginia
New Orleans, Louisiana Newport News, Virginia
Shreveport, Louisiana Norfolk, Virginia
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana Portsmouth, Virginia
Queen Anne’s County, Maryland Suffolk, Virginia
Talbot County, Maryland Huntington, West Virginia
Hazel Park, Michigan Kanawha County, West Virginia
Hastings, Minnesota

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

Birmingham, Alabama Dutchess County, New York
Decatur, Alabama Essex County, New York
Fort Smith, Arkansas Hempstead, New York
Jonesboro, Arkansas New York City, New York
Lowell, Arkansas Niagara Falls, New York
Texarkana, Arkansas North Hempstead, New York
Kern County, California Ossining, New York
Los Angeles, California Port Chester, New York
San Bernardino, California Ulster County, New York
Sonoma County, California Westchester County, New York
Denver, Colorado Bladen County, North Carolina
Stamford, Connecticut Buncombe County, North Carolina
Smyrna, Delaware Burke County, North Carolina
Washington, D.C. Burlington, North Carolina
Alachua County, Florida Catawba County, North Carolina
Bonita Springs, Florida Cornelius, North Carolina
Coconut Creek, Florida Dare County, North Carolina
Dania Beach, Florida Greene County, North Carolina
Escambia County, Florida Laurinburg, North Carolina
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Orange County, North Carolina
Hollywood, Florida Raleigh, North Carolina
Jacksonville, Florida Randolph County, North Carolina
Oakland Park, Florida Richmond County, North Carolina
Orange County, Florida Scotland County, North Carolina
Panama City, Florida Spindale, North Carolina
Seminole County, Florida Spencer, North Carolina
Wilton Manors, Florida Surry County, North Carolina
Baldwin County, Georgia Akron, Ohio
Blakely, Georgia Anderson Township, Ohio
LaGrange, Georgia Buckeye Lake, Ohio
Lowndes County, Georgia Cincinatti, Ohio
Cook County, Illinois Cleveland, Ohio
Bloomington, Indiana Columbus, Ohio
Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana Dayton, Ohio
Floyd County, Indiana Dennison, Ohio
Fort Wayne, Indiana Lakewood, Ohio
Gary, Indiana Lorain, Ohio
South Bend, Indiana Lyndhurst, Ohio
Waterloo, Iowa Middletown, Ohio
Arkansas City, Kansas North Royalton, Ohio
Dodge City, Kansas Richmond Heights, Ohio
El Dorado, Kansas Youngstown, Ohio
Lawrence, Kansas Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Leavenworth, Kansas  Chickasha, Oklahoma
Overland Park, Kansas Multnomah County, Oregon
Topeka, Kansas Abington, Pennsylvania
Wellington, Kansas Beaufort, South Carolina
Wichita, Kansas Cherokee County, South Carolina
Bowling Green, Kentucky Florence County, South Carolina
Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky Greenville, South Carolina
Radcliff, Kentucky Spartanburg, South Carolina
Baker, Louisiana York County, South Carolina
Carroll County, Maryland Bristol, Tennessee
Frederick County, Maryland Chattanooga, Tennessee
Montgomery County, Maryland Montgomery County, Tennessee
Amherst, Massachusetts Nashville, Tennessee
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Easthampton, Massachusetts Shelbyville, Tennessee
Greenfield, Massachusetts Abilene, Texas
Milton, Massachusetts Allen, Texas
Provincetown, Massachusetts Corpus Christi, Texas
Springfield, Massachusetts Galveston County, Texas
Battle Creek, Michigan Grand Prairie, Texas
Dearborn, Michigan Harris County, Texas
Detroit, Michigan Nocona, Texas
Southgate, Michigan Parker County, Texas
Trenton, Michigan Richland Hills, Texas
Saint Paul, Minnesota San Angelo, Texas
Creve Coeur, Missouri Seguin, Texas
O’Fallon, Missouri Weatherford, Texas
St. Louis, Missouri Salt Lake County, Utah
North Las Vegas, Nevada Alexandria, Virginia
Berkeley, New Jersey Arlington County, Virginia
Camden, New Jersey Charlottesville, Virginia
Cape May, New Jersey Chesapeake, Virginia
East Brunswick Township, New Jersey Culpeper County, Virginia
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey Danville, Virginia
Lacey Township, New Jersey Fairfax City, Virginia
Lower Township, New Jersey Fairfax County, Virginia
Monroe Township, New Jersey Fauquier, Virginia
Northfield, New Jersey Lynchburg, Virginia
Ocean City, New Jersey Northampton County, Virginia
Plainfield, New Jersey Richmond, Virginia
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey Roanoke, Virginia
Ringwood, New Jersey Smithfield, Virginia
Sea Isle City, New Jersey Staunton, Virginia
Toms River Township, New Jersey Vinton, Virginia
Tuckerton, New Jersey Virginia Beach, Virginia
Upper Township, New Jersey Arlington, Washington
Wildwood, New Jersey Charleston, West Virginia
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey Morgantown, West Virginia
Woodbridge Township, New Jersey Moundsville, West Virginia
Albuquerque, New Mexico Linn, Wisconsin
Doña Ana County, New Mexico Racine, Wisconsin
Silver City, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
Canandaigua, New York


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