Electronic Fences

An electronic fence controls the
movement of a dog by emitting an
electrical shock when the animal
wearing an electronic collar nears
the boundary of the property.

The city has an electronic fence collar ordinance to protect walkers and joggers.

Any resident confining a dog with an electronic fence or an electronic collar must clearly post a sign on the property, indicating the use of such device.

Additionally,

  • Dogs are prohibited from being confined by an electronic fence collar in the front yard.
  • Dogs confined to residential properties by an electronic fence collar are not allowed to be closer than 10 feet to any public sidewalk or property line.

An electronic fence is not considered a proper restraining device.

Penalties for violating the ordinance are: $100, first offense; $200, second offense; and court, third offense.