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March 30, 2023
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Animal Control Regulations for Jackson County, Oregon

Animal Care and Control Regulations are enforced throughout Jackson County. Individual cities may have additional regulations pertaining to animals within city limits.

Please refer to the Jackson County Code to see a full copy of this chapter. County Code (select part 6)

Other Restrictions; Authority to Impose

(a)   The Director or hearings officer shall have the authority to determine whether any violation of chapter 612 warrants other restrictions and conditions be imposed on the party guilty of an County Violation in addition to the civil fine provided for in JCC 612.99. Such restrictions and conditions include but are not limited to:

(1)   Adoption;

(2)   Kenneling;

(3)   Insurance;

(4)   Restitution;

(5)   Sterilization;

(6)   Training;

(7)   Community Service

(b)   This determination may be based upon an investigation that includes observation of and testimony about the circumstances and the nature of the County Violation, the animal’s behavior, the keeper’s control of the animal, the care and treatment of the animal, and other relevant evidence as determined by the Director or hearings officer.  These observations and testimony can be provided by the County animal control officers or by other witnesses who personally observed the circumstances. They shall sign a written statement attesting to the observed circumstances and agree to provide testimony if necessary.

(c)   The Director shall give the party guilty of a County Violation written notice by regular and certified mail or personal service of the hearings officer’s decision imposing a fine and any conditions or restrictions under this section and JCC 612.99.  This notice shall contain a brief explanation why the additional conditions and restrictions were imposed.  If the party wishes to challenge the hearings officer’s decision, the party may appeal, as provided under JCC 612.19.

(Ord. 2001-2. Passed 5-23-01.)