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Municipal Codes

You can find all the Municipal Code information on the Municipal Technical Advisory Service Webpage. Animal Control information is under title 10. Below is the most common calls received.

Chapter 1

10-101. Running at large prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person owning or being in charge of any cows, swine, sheep, horses, mules or goats, or any chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, or other domestic fowl, cattle, or livestock, to knowingly or negligently permit any of them to run at large in any street, alley, or unenclosed lot within the corporate limits. (1980 Code, § 3-101)

Chapter 2

10-202. Rabies vaccination and registration required. It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, or harbor any dog or cat without having the same duly vaccinated against rabies and registered in accordance with the provisions of the “Tennessee Anti-Rabies Law” (Tennessee Code Annotated, §§ 68-8-101 through 68-8-114). (1980 Code, § 3-202)

10-203. Dogs to wear tags. It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, or harbor any dog which does not wear a tag evidencing the vaccination and registration required by the preceding section. (1980 Code, § 3-203)

10-204. Cats to have proof of vaccination. It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, or harbor any cat which does nov have proof evidencing the vaccination and registration required by § 10-202. (1980 Code, § 3-204)

10-205. Running at large prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to permit any dog or cat owned by him unless under adult control to run at large within the corporate limits. (1980 Code, § 3-205)

10-206. Vicious dogs or cats to be securely restrained. It shall be unlawful for any person to own or keep any dog or cat known to be vicious or dangerous unless such dog or cat is confined and/or otherwise securely restrained as to reasonably provide for the protection of other animals and persons. (1980 Code, § 3-206)