City code increases household limit of dogs to 3

Last year, the city increased the number of dogs permitted in a household from 2 to 3, bringing us in line with the Davis County Animal Code. The city law governing household pets is found in Section 10.30.040(E) of the Syracuse Code, and the County’s is found in Section 6.12.060 of the Davis County Code.

If you have a large lot associated with your home, you may qualify to keep a fourth dog under a kennel license issued by the city. There are very specific requirements, including installing kennels at least 200 feet from neighbors and streets, and you must receive approval from the city before establishing a kennel.

Our partners at Davis County Animal Control will investigate complaints of households keeping greater than three dogs and may impound dogs in excess of that amount.

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