Local Pet Laws

Zoning Regulations

Ownership of more than three adult dogs per family is prohibited in any residential district without a special exception permit. If you need a special permit, contact the Chesterfield County Zoning Office at 804-748-1050.

Running at Large Law

Under Chesterfield County's current leash law, a dog shall be deemed to run at large while roaming or running off the property of its owner or custodian and not under its owner's or custodian's immediate control. 

County Ordinances

Review a listing of all Chesterfield County ordinances pertaining to animals.

Boundary Lines for Farm Animals

The boundary line of each lot or tract of land is the lawful limit for any horse, mule, cattle, hog, sheep or goat. It is unlawful for the owner or manager of any such animal to permit it to run at large beyond the boundaries of confined area.

Any person violating this law is subject to a fine of up to $250.