dog ordinance
Posted by A.R. (+51) 9 years ago
Can anybody tell me what the dog ordinance is for Miles City if you live out of city limits? Particularly dogs barking it's not early in the morning or late at night, any help and information would be appreciated.
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Posted by Nikki Logan (+286) 9 years ago
If you live out of city limits....Good luck! I had a problem one time with a neighbors dog and i could not get any help from the dog catcher because i was out of city limits and the sheriffs wouldn't come out.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+756) 9 years ago
I believe that the ordinance is only for in the city limits. Miles City can't enforce the ordinance out side the city limits. There is an issue with the donut hole that was struck down by the Montana Supreme Court about building codes. Miles City says they have the right to enforce building codes for 3 mile radius, but that was taken to court and lost in the supreme court.

Having said that, There may be a county, or state ordinance/law that might take effect about dogs.
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Posted by Kacey (+3155) 9 years ago
Dogs bark. Plain and simple. If you're outside town then the dogs could be used as watch dogs and it's their job to bark if anyone gets close. If it's really a serious issue to you go check on the dog or dogs. See if they have water. See if they are on a 2 foot rope and are just plain mad and barking. If you see no reason then talk to the owner about your concerns.

Here is what the state has to say:

7-23-2110. Barking dog control

The governing body of a county may, by adoption of an ordinance that substantially complies with 7-5-103 through 7-5-107, regulate barking dogs. An ordinance adopted pursuant to this section may not apply to a dog that is owned, kept, or harbored as part of the business of a licensed veterinarian, animal boarding facility, or agricultural or livestock operation.
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Posted by A.R. (+51) 9 years ago
Thanks, and it was actually just a miss understanding umungst neighbors
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Posted by B&M (+206) 9 years ago
Outside or inside city limits we hear trains, trucks, sheep , peacocks, chickens, horses,cows,airplanes,rifle range,frogs, heavy equipment,kids and even dogs. We hear something where ever we live.
We just have to pick where we live, if we're concerned, and live where there are sounds we like.
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Posted by Kacey (+3155) 9 years ago
Unfortunately noise is most everywhere. I would prefer barking dogs to the numerous ambulances and fire trucks I hear on a regular basis!
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Posted by korky II (+616) 9 years ago
thank God you can hear.
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