Town of Somerset, MD
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Somerset as indicated. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 149.
For purposes of establishing rules and regulations dealing with animal control, the Town adopts the provisions of Chapter 5 of the Montgomery County Code, except that a dog shall be deemed "at large" if it is either:
A. 
Off the premises of its owner and not leashed; or
B. 
Off the premises of its owner and leashed, but not under the immediate control of a responsible person capable of physically restraining it.
[Ord. No. 3-86, effective 6-2-1986 (formerly Ch. 11, § 11-201, of the 1989 Code)]
Montgomery County Code Section 5-26, prohibiting an owner from permitting a dog to run at large, shall be enforced by the Mayor of the Town of Somerset or his or her designated agent, in addition to enforcement by Montgomery County.
[Ord. No. 3-86, effective 6-2-1986 (formerly Ch. 11, § 11-202, of the 1989 Code)]
Violation of any provision in this chapter is a municipal infraction punishable by a fine of $50 for a first offense and by a fine of $100 for each repeat offense.
[Ord. No. 3-86, effective 6-2-1986; amended by Ord. No. 2-89, eff. 4-24-1989 (formerly Ch. 11, § 11-203, of the 1989 Code)]