Dog Ordinance Regulations

Kennel License Requirements

  • Required for three or more dogs or five or more cats
  • City Council must approve, may limit the number of dogs or cats, and may deny or revoke because of location, sanitation, maintenance or nuisance complaint problems
  • Must be renewed annually on or before December 31st each year
  • Dogs kept in residential kennels must also have individual dog licenses
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To apply for a Kennel License visit our online permitting portal.

Dogs Running at Large Prohibited

Any dog shall be deemed to be running at large unless it is:

  • On a durable leash secured to an object which it cannot move and is on the premises of the owner
  • On a leash and under control or within 10 feet and under effective command of accompanying person of suitable age and discretion
  • In owner’s fenced yard or other suitable enclosure where dog cannot leave without human assistance
  • In a vehicle from which dog cannot leave without human assistance

Dangerous Dogs

Dangerous dog registration is required per Chapter 711, Minnesota Statute 347.50, Subdivision 2. Contact the Community Service Officer in the Orono Police Department 952-249-4700 for further information.