Animal Ordinance - Regulations

The following excerpts from the Village of Palatine Ordinances are provided as a guide to pet owners. Through understanding and compliance with these laws, we hope to promote the safety and well-being of animals and improve relations between animal owners and the general public. Please refer to the Village's Code of Ordinances for the latest Code language.

The Police and Health Departments are authorized to enforce these provisions by impounding any animal found to be in violation.

  • Cruelty to Animals (Section 5-2)
  • Control of Animals (Section 5-6)
  • Animal Bites (Section 5-7)
  • Abatement (Section 5-9 & Section 5-23)
  • Licensing Required (Section 5-36)
  • Applications & Fees (Section 5-37 & Section 5-38)
  • License Period (Section 5-39)
  • Display Required (Section 5-40)
  • Vaccination Required (Section 5-42)
  • Guide Dogs Exempt (Section 5-43)
  • Spaying & Neutering