Dog Citations

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DOG CITATIONS ARE PAID IN ROOM 211, 2nd FLOOR, OFFICE of CORPORATION COUNSEL

Waiver fines for a dog at large citation, and also other City Code violations like littering, smoking in a city park, failure to pick up dog waste, disorderly conduct and public urination, can be paid in Room 211, on the 2nd Floor of Portland City Hall, in the Office of Corporation Counsel.

Typically, the fine paid in advance, also called a Waiver for Admission, is half of the fine charged on the day of the court hearing for the offence. The Waiver Fine for a first offence of having a dog at large is $37.50. The court fine is $75.00.

Cash or checks are accepted, but a credit card can be used in Treasury, after Corporation Counsel paperwork is prepared. Treasury charges a fee of $3 extra on the payment of the Dog at Large Waiver Fine of $37.50.

Please keep in mind that more complex matters that may require restitution to the victim like Graffiti, Dangerous Dog, etc., cannot be resolved by simply paying a fine and are often resolved through a Consent Agreement or a Court Judgment following a hearing.

If a Defendant has a question in regard to a specific fine or violation, he or she can contact Rich Bianculli, Neighborhood Prosecutor, at 756-8350.