Town of Boothbay Harbor, ME
Lincoln County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Boothbay Harbor as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-2-1981 as ATM Art. 51 (Art. 23 of the 1958 Ordinances)]

§ 76-1 Prohibited acts; penalties.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any dog to run at large except when used for hunting. The owner or keeper of any dog found running at large shall be subject to the following penalties:
[Amended 5-1-1995 by ATM Art. 63; 5-1-2006 by ATM Art. 73]
(1) 
For a first offense, said owner must pay $25 cost reimbursement for the return of his or her dog.
(2) 
For the second offense, said owner must pay $25 cost reimbursement for the return of his or her dog.
B. 
Said penalties shall be collected by the Dog Constable who shall account for each payment and turn it over to the Town of Boothbay Harbor on a weekly basis.
C. 
For the third and any subsequent offense, the Dog Constable or other law enforcement officer having jurisdiction in the Town of Boothbay Harbor may bring suit against the owner of any dog running at large, and that owner commits a civil violation for which a forfeiture of not less than $100 nor more than $200 shall be adjudged.
[Amended 5-1-2006 by ATM Art. 73]

§ 76-2 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AT LARGE
Off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person by means of personal presence and attention as will reasonably control the conduct of such dog.
OWNER
Any person or persons, firm, association or corporation owning, keeping or harboring a dog.

§ 76-3 Authority.

This article is adopted under the authority of 7 M.R.S.A. § 3450.

§ 76-4 Animal waste.

[Added 5-3-1993 by ATM Art. 60]
It is a violation of this article for any person who owns, possesses or controls a dog or other animal(s) to fail to properly remove and dispose of any feces left by his or her animal on any street, sidewalk or publicly owned property.

§ 76-4.1 Violations and penalties.

[Added 5-1-2006 by ATM Art. 74]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall he subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty, of this Code.
[Adopted 2-10-1958 by STM Art. 2 as part of Art. 10 of the 1958 Ordinances]

§ 76-5 Barking dogs prohibited.

No person shall keep in the town any dog which, by barking or howling or in any other manner, disturbs the peace or quiet of any neighborhood.

§ 76-6 Violations and penalties.

[Added 5-1-1995 by ATM Art. 63]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty, of this Code.