Local Animal Laws

Local and state animal laws are in effect to keep animals and people safe.  Here are some common regulations for animals here in Grapevine.

Animals at Large
Animals must be contained in an enclosure, such as a fence, that is able to contain them or be held on a leash by a person able to control their actions.

Nuisance Animal Noises
Noises such as barking or howling from a dog or crowing from a rooster can be considered unreasonable if happening at length.  Please be courteous to your neighbors and curb these behaviors.

Rabies Vaccination
Dogs and cats must be currently vaccinated for the rabies virus by a licensed veterinarian and wearing the tag provided at all times.

Number of Animals Allowed
Households are allowed a maximum of four dogs and cats in any combination.  For example:  if you have one dog, you can have up to three cats.  Or if you have two dogs, you can have two cats.

Animal Care
Animals must be provided appropriate shelter, nutritious food, clean water, and veterinary care to prevent or treat illness and disease.

Animal Bites
Anytime an animal bites a person in Grapevine and the skin is broken, the incident must be reported to Grapevine Animal Services.

Exotic Animals
It is prohibited to own animals that are considered wild within the City.