Public Announcement – Dogs in Parks and other Public Areas

It has come to council’s attention there is a mounting problem with dogs defecating in parks and other public areas.  This is a reminder to please keep your pets on a leash and to pick up after them.  Doggie bags and receptacles are located throughout the city for your convenience to do so.

Please note it is unlawful for any owner to allow an animal to run at large within the corporate limits of the City and it shall also be unlawful for any person to place animal defecation on the property of another or property owned by the City or Milford Municipal Utilities.  Ordinances 55.06 and 55.07 respectively.  If found in violation of such an offense the City may proceed with a municipal infraction pursuant to Chapter 3 of the Milford Code of Ordinances, Sections 3.01 through 3.06, in addition to all available remedies pursuant to this Code of Ordinances and Iowa law, in law or in equity, including without thereby limiting, abatement and fine.  First offense shall not exceed $750.00 and each repeat offense shall not exceed $1000.00.

Overall, please be a good neighbor and pick up after your pet so all can enjoy our green spaces, this includes the airport grass area.  If anyone is seen violating this policy please take a picture of the offense and reach out to the Milford Police Department at milfordpd@milford.ia.us

We thank everyone for their cooperation.

Link to  Chapter 55 Animal Protection and Control

Link to Chapter 3 Municipal Infractions