Barking dogs remain a constant issue in Spring Ranch. The management of barking dog complaints is not a Property Owners Association issue.
Barking dogs remain a constant issue in Spring Ranch. The management of barking dog complaints is not a Property Owners Association issue. It is a legal mater managed by Jefferson County, specifically the animal control department at 303-271-5070. To complain about a barking dog you must have the date and time the barking occurred, a description of the dog, and the address where the dog resides. One complaint is not enough for a citation to be issued to the owner of the dog. At least two complaints, from two different homeowners, must be received before the dog owner will be cited.
The Jefferson County Ordinance regarding barking or loose dogs:
22.214.171.124 “Barking Dog” means any dog, whether on or off the dog owner’s premises, that disturbs the peace of any person by loud, habitual and persistent barking, howling, yelping or whining.
126.96.36.199 “Control” means physical control of a dog by means of a leash, cord or chain no longer than ten (10) feet in length except when the dog is actually working livestock, locating or retrieving wild game in season for a licensed hunter, or assisting law enforcement officers, or while actually being trained for any of these specifically enumerated pursuits.
188.8.131.52 “Dog at Large” means a dog that is off the premises of the dog owner, not under control and the owner is not observed to be within sight of his/her dog.