Leash Law Complaints

In unincorporated Snohomish County, all dogs must be leashed when off the owner's premises or the owner may be subject to a $100 fine (first offense). For more information about the county's leash law, see SCC 9.14.030.

Report violations now (select "nuisance dogs").

How the Leash Law Protects Your Pet and Others

  • A loose dog may bite, knock over, or injure someone or another animal
  • Leashed dogs are less likely to be hit by cars or to cause a car accident
  • Loose dogs are more likely to eat or drink things that can make them sick
  • Your dog may harm local wildlife or be harmed by coming into contact with a sick or dangerous animal
  • Keeping your dog on a leash helps you avoid a costly fee for violating the leash law
  • Using a leash helps prevent unwanted puppies if your dog has not been spayed or neutered
Dog on a leash