Pets can be a big responsibility! The city of Tuscaloosa has several ordinances about animals, but the following are a general overview about what animal owners are responsible for:
Pet owners must maintain control over their animals in such a way that prevents damage, inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to others.
City ordinance prohibits the possession of more than 3 cats or 3 dogs, except kittens or puppies under 3 months old.
Dogs must be on a leash when they are off your own property. Dogs at large are a violation of city ordinance, even if you are unaware that they are loose.
Dogs cannot be tethered, chained, or tied to stationary objects, unless:
Continuous barking is prohibited. “Continuous” is defined by the city as barking that occurs for the majority of any given 10-minute period.
You are responsible for removing any pet waste that your pet leaves on public property, and city sidewalks or streets.
To report violations of any city ordinances pertaining to animals and their well-being, please call Tuscaloosa’s 311 to be directed to the appropriate office.