Village of Rhinebeck, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rhinebeck 5-13-1986 as L.L. No. 2-1986. Section 46-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Noise — See Ch. 75.

§ 46-1
Applicability. 

§ 46-2
Running at large; exceptions. 

§ 46-3
Excessive howling and barking. 

§ 46-4
Damage of property; nuisances; harassment. 

§ 46-5
Enforcement. 

§ 46-6
Penalties for offenses. 

§ 46-7
Administration. 

§ 46-1 Applicability.

This chapter shall apply within the territorial boundaries of the Incorporated Village of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York.

§ 46-2 Running at large; exceptions.

It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person to permit any dog owned or harbored by him to run at large in the Village of Rhinebeck, muzzled or unmuzzled, without any adequate restraining collar and leash. This provision shall not apply to premises of said owner or of any other person who has given permission for such dog to run at large and unrestrained, as long as said dog is confined to such premises.

§ 46-3 Excessive howling and barking.

It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person in the Village of Rhinebeck who is the owner of or who is harboring a dog or dogs to allow said dog or dogs to engage in such loud and excessive howling or barking as would reasonably annoy and disturb persons other than the owner of said dog or dogs or that person harboring said dog or dogs.

§ 46-4 Damage of property; nuisances; harassment.

It shall hereafter be unlawful for any person in the Village of Rhinebeck who is the owner of or who is harboring a dog or dogs to allow said dog or dogs to cause damage or destruction to property or to commit a nuisance upon premises of another person, to harass another person by molesting or to cause another reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or injury, which includes but is not limited to interference by chasing or otherwise of vehicular traffic on either public or private roadways.

§ 46-5 Enforcement.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

The Dog Warden of the Town of Rhinebeck, New York, as designated according to the provisions of § 114 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York, may enforce the provisions of this chapter.

§ 46-6 Penalties for offenses.

In addition to any redemption fees and fees for caring and feeding as determined by the Dog Warden of the Town of Rhinebeck, any person who violates this chapter or knowingly permits a violation of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed an offense and, if convicted of the same, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $25 for each violation, but if there is a second offense and a conviction, the same shall be subject to a fine in the sum of $55, except as otherwise provided in Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.

§ 46-7 Administration.

The Village Board may make any rules or regulations necessary to effectively administer this chapter.