Animal Ordinances

August 17, 2012 Animal Control

Barking Dogs

  • 1001 – Noise Disturbance. It shall be illegal within the Municipality for any person to own, possess or control any dog which barks, yelps, howls or makes other similar offensive noise continuously or repeatedly for a period of at least fifteen (15) minutes regardless of whether the dog is physically situated in or upon private property. Such noise shall be considered a nuisance and shall be illegal provided that the exception set forth in §1002 does not apply.
  • 1002 – Exception. Barking or other noises made by a dog in response to a person who is trespassing upon private property in or upon which the dog is lawfully situated.
  • 1003 – Enforcement. The duty of administering and enforcing the provisions of this Ordinance is hereby conferred upon the Municipal Police Department, or upon such other person as may be designated by the manager.
  • 1004 – Warnings. Any person who shall violate any provision of this Ordinance shall upon the first offense, be given a written warning notice by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested. Such notice shall inform such person that he/she is in violation of this Ordinance and subject to the penalties described. It shall be a condition precedent to any enforcement action for penalties or fines, to show that within the previous twelve (12) month period a written warning was served upon or sent to the person owning and/or possessing the dog

Rules and Regulations for Parks, Parklets and Traffic Islands:

  • 102.4 – Domesticated animals, such as dogs and cats, shall not be permitted in Parks, Parklets, or Traffic Islands except for the thirty-seven (37) acres of Bird Park not including the athletic field and Robb Hollow Park in which domesticated animals shall be controlled by their owners or handlers by means of a collar and leash with a maximum length of six (6) feet.

Feeding of deer

  • 501 – Feeding of deer prohibited.
    • 501.1 – No person shall knowingly, purposely or intentionally feed deer, cause deer to be fed or provide food to deer in Mt. Lebanon on any public or private property. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, disbursement of food on the ground, at a feeding station, in a feeding device, or in a container of any form; providing a salt or mineral lick/block; or any other means which serves to provide feed to any deer in Mt. Lebanon.
    • 501.2 – A person shall be deemed to have knowingly, purposely or intentionally fed deer, caused deer to be fed, or provided food to deer if the person places, or allows to be placed, wheat, pelleted livestock food, corn in any form, fruit, vegetables, hay or alfalfa, human food scraps, any form of commercially sold wildlife feed, birdseed or livestock feed, or any other edible matter that deer will consume on the ground or within the reach of deer. This prohibition shall include allowing residue that deer will consume to remain underneath a birdfeeder. This prohibition shall not include live vegetation such as ornamental landscaping, flowers, trees, vines, vegetable gardens, edible matter located either in an enclosed building or stored in a securely sealed package, or unmodified commercially purchased bird feeders or their equivalent when placed out of the reach of deer.
  • 502 – Notice of violation. Any person that violates this Ordinance shall, immediately and permanently upon notification from Mt. Lebanon, remove feed and feeding devices utilized to feed deer, and discontinue the activity for which the notification was given. If a person promptly complies with such notification, no penalties will be sought as outlined in §503. The notification under this 502 is not mandatory, and penalties under 503 may be sought whether such notification was sent or received.
  • 503 – Penalty. In addition to the remedies under §502, the Enforcement Provisions of Chapter I, §104.3 of the Mt. Lebanon Code shall apply to violations of this Ordinance.

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