The City of Spearfish Animal Control Division is maintained by the Police Department with one officer. Duties consist of enforcing city animal ordinances and parking regulations. The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is a certified Law Enforcement Officer with all the powers of arrest.
Section 5-1: Running at Large Prohibited
No owner of any animal shall permit such animal to run at large in the city and no animal shall be off the premises of its owner unless restrained upon a leash and accompanied by its owner or a member of the owner's immediate family.
|Offense Number ||Fine |
|1st offense ||$75 |
|2nd offense ||$100 |
|3rd offense or more ||$145 |
Section 5-34: Nuisances
Any dog or cat within the city which habitually barks or howls or chases or annoys animals, vehicles or persons or which damages or destroys property is hereby declared a nuisance. The Chief of Police or other Police Officer may proceed to abate such nuisance.
The fine for a nuisance animal is $110.