How many dogs is a resident permitted to keep on their premises?

Chapter 905 Animals - Section 905.05


(h) No person shall do any of the following:

  1. Own, keep or harbor more than three dogs, excepting puppies under three months old, in or on the premises of any dwelling unit within the City, unless the zoning lot upon which the dogs are kept have a minimum area of 4,000 square feet for each dog kept on such zoning lot regardless of the number of persons keeping or harboring dogs on such lot.
  2. Regularly keep or harbor more than two dogs outside of a fully enclosed structure between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  3. Regularly keep or harbor one or more puppies under age three months outside of a dwelling unit.


(i) A violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a nuisance, and in addition to any penalty provided by Section 905.99 for such a violation, the nuisance may be abated in the manner provided in the Ohio Revised Code or Chapter 931. (Ordinance 90-158, passed September, 17, 1990)

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