Leash Laws

Leash Laws

officer holmes walking bassett houndThe Livermore Leash Law Ordinance requires all dogs to be on a handheld leash, under voice control, or confined to their owners property at all times. Also, dogs may not be tied and left unattended on public property.

Besides being the law, this ordinance is a common sense practice to avoid injury, illness, or loss of your dog.

Section 1003 (d) of the Livermore park district's rules and regulations requires that all dogs are to be under control on a substantial leash no longer than 6 feet at all times in Livermore Area Recreational Parks. The exception is in designated dog run areas that are posted for such use.

The City of Livermore currently has 5 fully fenced off-leash dog parks for public use. View Dog Park locations.

Dogs roaming free are in violation of the leash law ordinance and are subject to impoundment by Livermore Police Department Animal Control. The Owners of dogs running free may receive a citation and/or a fine.

To report a dog running loose or for more information about the leash law ordinance, please call the Livermore Police Department Animal Control at 371-4987.