Cobb County Government

What constitutes a “barking dog”?

The Cobb County Ordinance addressing barking dogs is in the Nuisance section of Cobb County Ordinance Section 10-9:

Nuisance animal means any animal that:

(1) Damages, soils, defiles, eliminates or defecates on private property other than its owner's property or on public property;

(2) Causes unsanitary or offensive conditions or otherwise endangers public health, welfare or safety;

(3) Causes a disturbance by barking, howling or other noisemaking for a period of more than 15 minutes;

(4) Chases vehicles, bicycles, or people;

(5) Is in estrus and not confined in a manner which can keep it away from intact males of the same species; or

(6) Causes serious annoyance to a neighboring residence and interferes with the reasonable use and enjoyment of that property.