Leash Laws

While there is no leash law in Craven County, some incorporated municipalities have their own local ordinances and fines for animals at large, barking dogs, or nuisance animals.

All regulations aim to protect the health and safety of our citizens. Please be a responsible owner and abide by the law.

North Carolina State Law requires that all dogs and cats over 4 months of age be vaccinated for rabies and wear the tag at all times. Violation of this law is a misdemeanor and is punishable under NCGS 130A-185.