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Barking Dog Complaints

What you need to know about the process.


Non-stop barking can be a nuisance in your neighborhood.

Barking dogs can be an issue here in Prescott. While some people are very tolerant of dog barking, others are sensitive to the disturbance.


The ideal solution, of course, is to talk to your neighbor first to try and resolve the issue. If the situation cannot be resolved, you can file a complaint against the dog owner by filing a formal complaint.

This sets the ball in motion and allows an Animal Control Officer to respond to a barking dog call. It is interesting to note: you must be willing to give your name and testify in court. An officer will not respond if you are unwilling to give this information.


Making a complaint is not anonymous. You must be willing to give your name and testify in court.

Prescott City Code 5-2-5 (A)1, All dogs, hybrid dogs and hybrid cats shall be kept and maintained in such a manner so as not to disturb the peace, comfort or health of any person residing with the boundaries of the city. Any person or persons convicted of a violation of any provision of this section [5-2-5] shall be guilty of a petty offense, and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300), in addition to any other sanctions to which the defendant may be subject.


Barking Dog Hotline:

You may call the Barking Dog Hotline at 928-777-1DOG (1364) to report a barking dog complaint and/or have information sent to a barking dog owner in your neighborhood.



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(From the City of Prescott website: http://www.prescott-az.gov/)



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