Tulsa’s residential-use codes were passed to preserve property values and to guard the health of residents and the safety of residential property. Title 24

Report Barking Dog

The City of Tulsa has a current animal ordinance and requires adherence to the leash law.  The Tulsa Animal Shelter at 669-6299 handles complaints  and will pick up stray or injured animals.  The shelter staff will help you to work with neighbors on “pet” problems. Please refer to the Tulsa Animal Shelter website for more information:

The following are hereby declared to be nuisances:

  • The keeping of any animal or reptile, wild by nature or dangerous. NUISANCES AFFECTING PEACE AND SAFETY  SECTION 103.
  • The Any animal kept or maintained in an unsanitary condition or surrounding; NUISANCES AFFECTING HEALTH SECTION 101

Enforcement. Report such violations to is the Department of Public Works Neighborhood Inspections Section 596-7698 or to the Mayor’s Action Center (596-2100)


Anyone in Tulsa who commits any nuisance or is an  accessory, or who owns or occupies any property and knowingly permits the creation or continuation of any nuisance  shall be guilty of a misdemeanor offense and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00), excluding costs, fees and assessments, or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period of not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Ord. Nos. 17942,21596,21954 SECTION 106. CRIMINAL PENALTY

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