City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Horse-drawn carriages — See Ch. 388.
Noise — See Ch. 451.
Nuisances — See Ch. 458.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Animal pounds — See MCLA §§ 750.70, 123.301 et seq.
Animal diseases generally — See MCLA § 287.708 et seq.
Animals generally — See MCLA § 750.49 et seq.
[Adopted 4-27-1992 by Ord. No. 92-002]
It is hereby declared that the health, comfort, convenience, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Monroe require the establishment and implementation of certain controls applicable to animals kept within the City or which stray within the City, in order to prevent such animals from making disturbingly loud noises and from roaming outside the boundaries of the owner's property unless properly restrained by the owner or the owner's designee.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by Ord. No. 01-019]
As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:
ANIMAL
Any dog or other mammal, any domestic bird or reptile, and includes any exotic, wild or otherwise dangerous animal.
OWNER
When applied to any property or premises, means both the owner of the title of record and any person occupying or in possession of such property or premises. "Owner," when applied to the proprietorship of any animal, means any person having a right of property in the animal and any person who harbors, cares for or exercises control over such animal or knowingly permits the animal to remain on or about any premises occupied by that person.
ROAMING ANIMAL
Any animal which is not physically restrained or otherwise under the physical control of the owner or his or her designee so that it is kept from going onto another's premises without permission.
[Amended 9-4-2001 by Ord. No. 01-019]
A. 
Animal noise. No person shall own, keep, harbor or have possession of any animal which, by frequent or habitual howling, barking or other noise, shall disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person. The sounds shall be of such a level that they can be reasonably assumed to create an intrusion into the public peace or to be of actual physical discomfort to persons of ordinary sensibilities.
B. 
Running at large; trespass; property destruction. No animal owner or owner's designee shall permit any animal to be at large or to stray beyond the property of such person, unless such animal is restrained by a leash and is accompanied by an owner or owner's designee. No animal owner or owner's designee shall permit any animal to trespass upon the property of another person or to cause damage to the property, real or personal, of another person.
C. 
A violation of this section is a municipal civil infraction and shall subject the violator to the penalties provided in § 1-27E of the Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Added 5-1-2006 by Ord. No. 06-004]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, possessing, keeping, or in charge of any animal to cause, allow, permit or suffer said animal to deposit fecal matter ("animal waste droppings") on any public street, sidewalk, play area, park, or upon any public property whatsoever, or upon any private property without permission of the owner of said private property unless such fecal matter ("animal waste droppings") is immediately removed and disposed of in a sanitary manner by the person who so owns, possesses, keeps, or is in charge of said animal.
B. 
A violation of this section is a municipal civil infraction and shall subject the violator to the penalties provided in § 1-27E of this Code of the City of Monroe. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.