Pet & Animal Law Enforcement
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Ordinance Laws
ACC 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 or 704-336-7600.
Read the ordinance in its entirety (To see the townships, and other counties/states, go to municode.com)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Services answers calls for service in the following areas:
City of Charlotte
Town of Mint Hill
Town of Pineville Upon request from Pineville Police Department.
Town of Davidson – Upon request from Davidson Police Department. Davidson also provides their own animal licensing at the Davidson Town Hall
The following townships have their own Animal Services and Animal Services Officer. If you live in these towns and have questions or need to place a call for service you can visit their websites to get the information you need:
Town of Matthews
Town of Huntersville
Town of Cornelius