New Castle County Police Announce Strict Enforcement of Dog Leash Ordinance.

To help ensure the safety and enjoyment for all who utilize New Castle County Parklands, the New Castle County Police will be conducting strict enforcement of the Dog Off-Leash County Code Ordinance (No Warnings). Due to an increase in horse traffic, special emphasis will be placed on violations that occur in Carousel Park.

Sec. 4.02.001. – Licenses; restraint; impoundment; destruction; nuisances; enforcement generally.

Restraint and control of animals.

  1. All dogs shall be kept under restraint, as defined in Subsection A, at all times.

Any person convicted of a violation of Subsection C. shall pay a fine of at least the minimum fine for each offense as follows:

  1. For a violation of Subsection C.1, the penalty shall be a fine of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the first offense, and a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for the second offense, and a fine of not less than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each subsequent offense.

All of New Castle County Bark Parks are still in operation and available for dogs to run off of lead.

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