Animal Control

Animal Control

If you notice your animal is missing please call the Police Department at (928) 875-9170 with a description of the animal and report it missing then if it is located the officers will attempt to contact you to retrieve it rather than impound, if the officers are unable to verify or contact the owner the animal will be impounded. If you wonder if your animal might be in impound please call the Police Department at (928) 875-9170.

Colorado City Town Ordinance Key Points


It is unlawful for any person to own, keep, harbor or maintain within city limits of the city, any dog which has attained the age of 4 months, unless and until the dog has been duly licensed and registered as provided in this chapter. All dogs must be licensed with the town, within 30 days after the dog is brought into the town.


The Animal Control Officer shall hold impounded animals for not less than 5 working days, so that the owner or custodian may claim it prior to other disposition. Dogs that are not wearing a current license tag when impounded shall be held for not less than 3 working days. Livestock or ratite shall be held for not less than 7 days total, including advertising time.


Persons owning, keeping or harboring any dog, horse, cow, swine, sheep, goat, mule or donkey or similar animal shall at all times keep the animals on leash or within an enclosed area on their own property or private property of another with permission of the owner thereof, and shall not permit the animal to run at large at any time within the town, to bite or harass any person engaged in a lawful act, to interfere with the use of another person’s private property, or to be in violation of other sections of this chapter.


(A) No person shall own or harbor any animal in such a manner that the peace and quiet of the public is unreasonably disturbed.  The peace and quiet of the public may be disturbed, for example, by habitual barking and the like.  For the purposes of this section, the term HABITUAL BARKING shall be defined as barking for repeated intervals of at least 5 minutes with less than 1 minute of interruption.  The barking must also be audible off of the owner’s or caretaker’s premises.

(B) The written affirmation by 2 persons having separate residences that the violation disturbs the peace and quiet of those persons shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.


(A) It is unlawful for the owner or any person having the charge, care, custody or control of any animal to allow the animal to be at large at any time within the town limits.

(B) The owner or custodian of any animal which is at large shall be strictly liable for a violation of this section, regardless of the precautions taken to prevent the escape of the animal and regardless of the lack of knowledge of the offense at the time it occurs.

§ 90.083  ANIMAL WASTE.

The owner of every animal shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by his or her animal or animals on public walks, street, parks, recreation areas and other public areas, or on the private property belonging to another.