Animal Nuisances

Sometimes pets annoy others and the pet owner isn’t aware of the problem. Often, the best way to solve an issue is to talk to your neighbor. They may be sympathetic and willing to help solve the issue.

1. Learn the laws and steps for solving issues regarding:

2. Unable to resolve the issue on your own? File a formal complaint:

If the animal nuisance is related to livestock (chickens, roosters etc), contact Multnomah County Vector Control.

Questions? Email

3. What happens next?

Learn about how formal complaints and infraction notices are handled.

Barking dog

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