Is There a Dog Leash Law in Collier County (Naples, Marco, and Immokalee) Florida?

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In Collier County, Florida, it is unlawful for dog owners to permit their dogs:

1. To be upon beaches, whether fettered or unfettered, unless the area has been designated as a proper are suitable for use by dogs.

2. To run at large on any public street, road, sidewalk or other public place. Or upon the private property of another unless given consent by that property owner.

3. To be within a park or upon public school grounds or public school playground, whether fettered or unfettered, unless the area has been designated as appropriate for such use.

4. To trespass upon the property of another so as to damage or destroy any property or thing of value.

Important definitions:
1. “At large” – a dog that is off the premises of its owner and not under the direct control of its owner or other competent person, on a suitable leash of dependable strength sufficient to restrain the animal.
2. “Direct Control” – the immediate, continuous physical control of the dog at all time by such as by means of a fence, tether or suitable leash of dependable strength sufficient to restrain the dog.
3. “Owner” – means any person have a right of property in a dog, or any person with the right or duty to control the dog, or any person then physically controlling, possessing, harboring or keeping the dog.

If you would like to read more of the Dog Provisions or laws regarding other animals in Collier County, Florida see Code of Laws and Ordinances of Collier County, Florida.

Collier County, Florida is located in Southwest Florida on the West Coast and includes the following cities: Ave Maria, East Naples, Everglades City, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Marco, Naples, Naples Manor, Naples Park, North Naples, Ochopee, and Palm River Estates.