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.

County Leash Law

Under Chesterfield County's current leash law, dogs must be on a leash at all times when not on the dog owner's property.

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.