Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-20-1979 by L.L. No. 4-1979]
[Amended 5-20-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AT LARGE
A dog or domestic animal which is not within a fence or tied on a line, either of which must be sufficient to restrain said dog or animal.
DOG
Any male, female or neutered domestic canine, regardless of age.
DOMESTIC ANIMAL
Any domestic animal as defined by the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law.
OWNER
Any person who owns, harbors or has the care, custody or control of a dog or domestic animal, whether said dog or animal is licensed or unlicensed.
[Amended 5-20-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
A. 
No owner or possessor of a dog or domestic animal shall permit such dog or animal to be at large in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson except as provided in Subsection B.
B. 
The owner, possessor or custodian of a dog shall control and restrain such dog by a chain or leash not exceeding eight feet in length, except when such dog is on residential premises with knowledge and permission of the owner of the premises, or when such dog is on nonresidential premises during hours when such property is closed to the public with the knowledge and permission of the owner of the premises.
C. 
No owner or possessor of a dog or domestic animal shall suffer or permit it to soil, defile or commit any nuisance on any common fare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area, park or any place where the public congregates or walks or upon any lawn, shrubbery or tree on any private property not belonging to the owner or custodian of said dog or animal; provided, however, that for the purpose of this section of this article, the above-mentioned restrictions shall not apply to that portion of the street lying between the curblines which shall be used to curb a dog.
D. 
No owner or possessor shall permit the premises, structure or enclosures in which a dog or domestic animal is kept to be so unclean or unsanitary as to create a public nuisance.
E. 
No owner or possessor of a dog or domestic animal shall permit such dog or animal to be at large and to chase or attack any person peacefully conducting himself in any place where such person may lawfully be or to chase or attack any dog, cat or domestic animal while such animal is in any place where it may lawfully be.
F. 
No person shall cause or permit one or more dogs or domestic animals owned, controlled or possessed by him or her to enter or remain upon premises owned by another without license or privilege to do so.
[Amended 5-20-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, rule or regulation, it shall be the duty of each owner of a dog or domestic animal to remove any feces left by his or her dog or domestic animal on any sidewalk, gutter, street, park, playground, recreational area, private property not belonging to the owner of the dog or domestic animal, municipally owned property or other public area.
[Amended 9-21-1999 by L.L. No. 4-1999]
The annual fee for such dog license issued pursuant to this section,[1] as amended, shall be:
Statutory Fee
Local Fee
Total Fee
Male, neutered
$2.50
$3.50
$6.00
Female, spayed
$2.50
$3.50
$6.00
Male, unneutered
$7.50
$3.50
$11.00
Female, unspayed
$7.50
$3.50
$11.00
Purebred
1 to 10 dogs
$25.00
11 to 25 dogs
$50.00
26 dogs and over
$100.00
Purebred tag
$1.50 per dog
Replacement tag
$1.50 per dog
Guide dog, war dog or police work dog
Exempt
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 109 of the Agriculture and Markets Law.
[Amended 5-20-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
Any person who shall be convicted of violating any section of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for each and every offense.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Art. II, Dog Warden, adopted 5-20-1980 by L.L. No. 2-1980, consisting of §§ 94-6 and 94-7, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-17-2008 by L.L. No. 12-2008.