Thousand Oaks Townhouse Association
c/o MJF Associates
10692 Crestwood Drive
Non-emergency: (703) 792-6500
Prince William County Police Department
Animal Control Laws & Community Pet Regulations
There are several key laws and regulations all homeowners and renters need to be aware of.
Did you know that in Prince William County it is against the law to:
- (Section 14-5.1) allow within the County prolonged or intense barking or other harsh or excessive noises to be made by animals and pets under one's ownership, at any time.
- (Section 4-4) allow your animal to trespass on someone's property after being requested by the owner of the property not to trespass.
- (Section 4-23) allow your animal to run at large within the County unless engaged in supervised, formal or science training classes, or show, or during formally sanctioned field trials or while engaged in lawful hunting during open hunting season.
- (Section 4-11 & 4-26) allow your animal to knowingly or willfully urinate or defecate on private property of other persons or on publicly owned property except parts of parks as posted as dog run areas.
- (Section 4-46) own a dog four months or older and not obtain a County dog license that your dog is required to wear a collar bearing said license.
- (Section 4-64) have knowledge of an animal which has bitten someone and not immediately notify the Animal Warden.
For those that walk their dogs, please take along a "pooper scooper" and/or bags to pick up any feces left by your pet(s). Not only is it unhealthy and unsightly, it is against the law to leave feces in common areas or other homeowners' property. In PWC, it is a Class IV Misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $250 per offense.
To report someone in violation of the PWC animal code(s) or for any violations of county code(s), please call the PWC Police Department's non-emergency number at (703) 792-6500. For a life threatening situation, call 911.