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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Leash Law Update

Leash Law Update

As of April 14th, 2020, the City Council has approved a "motion to suspend off-leash and voice control city code provisions for dogs between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m" to maintain safe social distancing during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order. 

On Leash only  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Dogs will be required to be on leash in all public areas where dogs are permitted from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, seven days a week. 

Usual Provisions  |  5:01 PM - 9:59 AM 

Public spaces where dogs are permitted will be back to their usual on leash OR on leash and voice control city code provisions from 5:01 PM - 9:59 AM daily.
To view a park’s on leash or on leash and voice control status, please visit www.portlandmaine.gov/ParksandTrails.

The only exemptions are Valley Street Dog Park and Quarry Run Dog Park. These exemptions do not include the Ocean Avenue Open Space behind Quarry Run Dog Park.

For questions: 

Call: 207-874-8300

Email: info@portlandmaine.gov

View more Portland COVID-19 information at www.portlandmaine.gov/covid19 

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