Animal Control Regulations

The Baytown City Codes associated with animal control (Chapter 14) can be found on the Baytown City Websites for more detail.

A summary of City codes associated with animal/pet regulations:

Running at Large:

According to the City of Baytown Code, Chapter 14-5, a person commits an offense if he allows or permits “an animal owned or possessed by him, other than a cat, to run at large”. There are fines and fees for animals running free in the neighborhood. Your dog must be confined at all times, even on your property, by a sufficient fence and/or humanely chained in such a manner that he cannot leave your property.


Also under City of Baytown Code, Chapter 14 indicates it shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally or knowingly own or possess an animal that causes unreasonable noise in a public place or in or near a private residence that the person has no right to occupy.  


A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly owns or possesses an animal that has not been immunized with an anti-rabies vaccine. Animals under four months of age or of a species not susceptible to rabies are not covered by this ordinance.

Limited Number of Dogs

Each residence is limited to three adult dogs with six months of age being considered adult age. Any more is considered a kennel and not allowed in a neighborhood.

Call Animal Control to report infractions or register complaints.  The Animal Control facility is located at 705 N. Robert Lanier Blvd. The phone number is (281) 422-7600.

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