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Local Ordinances and State Law

Apr 1, 2021 | Featured, Other Resources, Pet Ownership

Winnebago County Animal Services enforces state statute and local ordinance concerning animal issues. State law applies throughout Illinois, but local ordinances are different from municipality to municipality. Please be sure to reference the appropriate municipality when reviewing local ordinances. In most instances, Animal Services enforces local ordinance on behalf of each municipality but there are some exceptions to this. In those instances in which Animal Services is not the appropriate response or enforcement entity, our staff is able to redirect residents to the appropriate agency or department.

Local Ordinances

Cherry Valley, IL – Code of Ordinances

Durand, IL – Code of Ordinances

Loves Park, IL – Code of Ordinances

Machesney Park, IL – Code of Ordinances

New Milford, IL – Code of Ordinances

Pecatonica, IL – Code of Ordinances

Rockford, IL – Code of Ordinances

Rockton, IL – Code of Ordinances 

Roscoe, IL – Code of Ordinances

South Beloit, IL – Code of Ordinances

Village of Winnebago, IL – Code of Ordinances

Winnebago County – Code of Ordinances

Illinois State Acts

Humane Care for Animals Act

Domestic Animals Running at Large Act

Dead Animal Disposal Act

Animal Welfare Act

Animal Control Act

720 ILCS Criminal Code of 2012

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