Animal Health & Safety

The Northampton Health Department works with the Animal Control Officer at the Police Department to investigate rabies reports and to make sure that animals are quarantined when necessary.

Permits
State & Local Regulations
City Ordinances
  • City Ordinance, Section 5-18 requires that all dogs be leashed and prohibits them from running free on the property of others without permission.
  • City Ordinance, Section 5-22 requires that those who own or control dogs on public property clean up and dispose of any droppings left by their pets.
Additional Resources
  • Bats and rabies
  • City of Northampton Animal Control Officer
  • Pet safety
  • West Nile Virus fact sheet