Codes & Ordinances
The City of LeRoy is responsible for protecting our community's health, safety and welfare through effective enforcement of city codes and ordinances.
The goal of the Code Compliance Division is to provide information to all interested parties and to fairly and efficiently enforce the City of LeRoy Code and Ordinances.
Dogs and Cats
- Running at large prohibited. It shall be unlawful for the dog or cat of any person who owns, harbors, or keeps a dog or cat, to run at large. A person who owns, harbors, or keeps a dog or cat that runs at large shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Dogs or cats on a leash and accompanied by a responsible person or accompanied by and under the control and direction of a responsible person, so as to be effectively restrained by command as by leash, shall be permitted in streets or on public land unless the city has posted an area with signs reading “Dogs or Cats Prohibited”.
- License required. This section repealed by Ordinance Amendment on October 5, 2015.
- Cats. Cats shall be included as controlled by this division insofar as running at large, pickup, impounding, boarding and proof of anti-rabies vaccine is concerned. All other provisions of this section shall also apply to cats unless otherwise provided.
- All dogs and cats kept harbored, maintained, or transported within the city shall be vaccinated at least once every three years by a licensed veterinarian against rabies with a live modified vaccine.
- A certificate of vaccination must be kept on which is stated the date of vaccination, owner’s name and address, the animal’s name (if applicable), sex, description and weight, the type of vaccine, and the veterinarian’s signature. Upon demand made by the City Clerk-Treasurer, the Animal Control Officer or a police officer, the owner shall present for examination the required certificate(s) of vaccination for the animal(s). In cases where certificates are not presented, the owner or keeper of the animal(s) shall have seven days in which to present the certificate(s) to the City Clerk-Treasurer or officer. Failure to do so shall be deemed a violation of this section. Penalty, see §10.99.
- Identification Requirements. It is unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, or maintain a dog or cat over the age of four months unless it has an ID tag, to be worn at all times, that has on it the owner’s name and contact information, including a valid telephone number, or unless it is micro-chipped with the micro-chip data contact information kept up to date. However, if the animal is harbored or kept on the premises of a recognized Humane Society Shelter or pet store it need not have an ID tag or be micro-chipped. (10/5/15)
City Ordinance allows up to three (3) dogs per residence; kennels (four (4) or more dogs) are not allowed within city limits. When walking your dog, please pick up any "litter" produced by your dog. Be considerate of your neighbors and control your dog's barking.
Golf Carts are to be Licensed Annually
City Ordinance states that no person shall operate a motorized golf cart on streets, alleys, sidewalks or other public property without obtaining a permit as provided herein. The annual permit fee for a golf cart is $5.00. Golf cart permits are issued for each calendar year, from January 1 through December 31 of each year or any part of a year thereof.
Motorized golf carts may only be operated on designated roadways from sunrise to sunset. They shall not be operated in inclement weather conditions or at any time when there is insufficient light to clearly see the persons and vehicles on the roadway at a distance of 500 feet. Motorized golf carts shall display the slow-moving vehicle emblem provided for in M.S. 169.522 as it may be amended from time to time when operated on designated roadways. Motorized golf carts shall be equipped with a wing-style rear view mirror to provide the driver adequate vision from behind.