Nuisance Animals

Animals falling under the Nuisance Animal Ordinance, include:

  • Animals at large
  • Barking
  • Being outside “in heat.”
  • Doing property damage

Nuisance animals in Orange County (including Chapel Hill and Carrboro) should be reported by calling 919-942-PETS (7387). After hours, please call 911.

Making a Nuisance Complaint

For those making a complaint in Hillsborough or Unincorporated Orange County, include as much of the following information as possible:

  • Animal owner information, if known
  • Date and time of nuisance behavior
  • Description of animal
  • Location of animal
  • Nuisance behavior
  • Type of animal
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