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Provincetown General ByLaw
Chapter 13 - Prohibited Activities has the full explanation and terms of the 13-2-7 Dog ByLaws.

Licensing
Any owner that fails to license and/or vaccinate a dog by order of an enforcement official within two business days of receipt of a notice to license shall be subject to a fine of $25.00. Any owner that fails to license and /or vaccinate a dog by order of an enforcement official within the next two business days shall be subject to a fine of $50.00. Any owner that fails to license and/or vaccinate a dog by order of an enforcement official for more than four days shall be subject to a fine of $75.00. Each day thereafter that a violation of the Town by-law continues shall be deemed to be a separate offense.

Contol of Dogs
Any owner whose dog is at large, out of control, or not restrained is in violation of  by-law 13-2-7-3. A non-criminal disposition penalty will be assessed in the amount of $25.00 (twenty-five dollars) to the owner for the first offense; $50.00 (fifty dollars) for the second offense; $75.00 (seventy-five dollars) for the third offense and subsequent offenses. Each violation of this by-law shall be deemed to be a separate offense.

Dog Excrement and Removal
No owner shall permit a dog to defecate upon public sidewalks, streets, beaches, or Town-owned land or structures without immediately and permanently removing the excrement therefrom, nor shall said person permit such excrement to remain on private property without consent of the owner or occupant of same. A non-criminal disposition penalty will be assessed in the amount of $100 (one hundred dollars) to the owner for the first offense; $200 (two hundred dollars) for the second offense; and $300 (three hundred dollars) for the third and subsequent offenses.

Unlawful Tethering
Any person who violates bylaw 13-2-7-8 shall be subject to a fine of $100 (one hundred dollars) for the first offense; $200 (two hunred dollars) for the second offense; and $300 (three hundred dollars) for the third and subsequent offenses. Each violation of this by-law shall be deemed to be a separate offense.


Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
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