Animal laws

​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Ordinance Laws

AC&C Officers are charged with the responsibility of enforcing all City, County and State laws pertaining to the welfare of animals.

Enforcement activities range from investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty and neglect cases, leash law violations, to investigating potentially dangerous dogs.

To report a suspected violation of any of of these ordinances, please call 311.

To take a look at the most common laws and frequently asked questions, check out Char-Meck Ordinances.

Read the ordinance in its entirety (To see the townships, and other counties/states, go to​)