What does the law say about cleaning up after the dog?

90% of pet owners hate cleaning up after the dog; however, providing your pets with a clean living environment is necessary.

A clean environment facilitates a healthy lifestyle, and it’s the law.

The table below compares and contrasts the penalties for breaking the law in the six counties we serve in North Central Kentucky. Please review the following, then, weigh in with your thoughts by commenting below.

County Penalty
Bullitt Minimum fine $5, Maximum fine $500
Hardin Class A Misdemeanor, Maximum fine $250 and/or up to 12 months in jail
Jefferson Class A Misdemeanor, Maximum fine $500 and/or up to 12 months in jail
Larue No pooper scooper law or language pertaining to a living environment free from accumulated waste or debris
Meade Class A Misdemeanor, Maximum fine $500 and/or minimum jail sentence 90 days or maximum jail sentence 12 months
Nelson Misdemeanor, Minimum fine $10, Maximum Fine $200; minimum jail sentence 5 days or maximum jail sentence 90 days

Sources:

Bullitt County Ordinance No. 12-11

Hardin County Ordinance No. 249 Series 2007

Jefferson County Animal Ordinances

Larue County Ordinance 04-05 – Personal communication from Judge Executive Tommy Turner

Meade County Ordinance No. 2007-04

Nelson County Ordinance A-1-94

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