State of Mississippi • Animal Control Ordinances

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NOTE: These are listed by County.  If we have an ordinance for a city/town within that County, it will be available here, as well.  If you are not sure what County the city/town in question is in, please visit our City/County Cross Reference page.

ADAMS COUNTY

Natchez

Natchez.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [178.4 KB]

ALCORN COUNTY

Corinth

Alcorn County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [197.0 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Corinth.pdf
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AMITE COUNTY*

Liberty (Follows MS State Law, plus Leash Law);  McComb

McComb.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [317.3 KB]

ATTALA COUNTY*

Kosciusko

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Kosciusko.pdf
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BENTON COUNTY*

Ashland

BOLIVAR COUNTY

Cleveland

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Cleveland.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [166.8 KB]

CALHOUN COUNTY

Pittsboro

Calhoun County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [139.7 KB]

CARROLL COUNTY

Carrollton, Vaiden

• SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •
Carroll County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [168.4 KB]

CHICKASAW COUNTY

Houston, Okolona

Chickasaw County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [173.4 KB]
Houston.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [402.7 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Okolona.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [279.2 KB]

CHOCTAW COUNTY*

Ackerman

Ackerman.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [194.3 KB]

CLAIBORNE COUNTY*

Port Gibson*

CLARKE COUNTY

Quitman

CLAY COUNTY
West Point

• SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •
West Point.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [134.0 KB]

COAHOMA COUNTY*

Clarksdale

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Clarksdale.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [581.8 KB]

COPIAH COUNTY* (Follows State law)

Hazlehurst, Crystal Springs

Hazlehurst.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [122.0 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Crystal Springs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [170.4 KB]

COVINGTON COUNTY*

Collins

Collins.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [308.8 KB]

DESOTO COUNTY

Hernando, Olive Branch, Southaven

DeSoto County.pdf
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Hernando.pdf
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OliveBranch.pdf
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Southaven.pdf
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FORREST COUNTY

Hattiesburg

Forrest Co.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [168.0 KB]
Hattiesburg.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [167.7 KB]

FRANKLIN COUNTY*

Meadville* (Follows State Law)

GEORGE COUNTY*

Lucedale

Lucedale.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [139.4 KB]

GREENE COUNTY*

Leaksville

• BANNED •
Leakesville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [241.8 KB]

GRENADA COUNTY
Grenada

Grenada County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [79.9 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Grenada.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [381.5 KB]

HANCOCK COUNTY

Bay Saint Louis

Hancock County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [170.1 KB]

HARRISON COUNTY

Gulfport, Biloxi, D'Iberville, Long Beach

HarrisonCounty.pdf
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Gulfport.pdf
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Biloxi.pdf
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D_iberville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [354.7 KB]
Long Beach.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [259.8 KB]

HINDS COUNTY
Jackson, Raymond, Byram, Clinton, Terry

• PERMIT REQUIRED • CONSIDERED "WILD ANIMAL"
Byram.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [451.1 KB]
• BANNED •
Clinton.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [186.4 KB]
• BANNED •
Clinton Vicious Dog Ordinance.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [112.6 KB]
Jackson.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [487.9 KB]
Terry.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [125.4 KB]

HOLMES COUNTY*

Lexington

HUMPHREYS COUNTY*

Belzoni

Humphreys County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [160.6 KB]

ISSAQUENA COUNTY*

Mayersville

ITAWAMBA COUNTY*

Fulton

Fulton.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [157.5 KB]

JACKSON COUNTY
Pascagoula, Gautier, Ocean Springs

Jackson County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [196.1 KB]
Gautier.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [338.3 KB]
Ocean_Springs.pdf
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Pascagoula.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [499.8 KB]

JASPER COUNTY*

Paulding, Bay Springs (Leash law, only)

JEFFERSON COUNTY*

Fayette*

JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY*

Prentiss

• BANNED •
Prentiss.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [131.4 KB]

JONES COUNTY* (Follows State Law)

Laurel, Ellisville

• BANNED •
Ellisville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [273.0 KB]
• SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •
Laurel.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [266.5 KB]

KEMPER COUNTY

DeKalb

KemperCounty.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [114.2 KB]
DeKalb.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [158.8 KB]

LAFAYETTE COUNTY

Oxford

Lafayette Co.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [222.1 KB]
Oxford.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [590.6 KB]

LAMAR COUNTY

Purvis

Purvis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [190.5 KB]

LAUDERDALE COUNTY

Meridian

Lauderdale County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [131.9 KB]
Meridian.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [747.9 KB]

LAWRENCE COUNTY*

Monticello

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Monticello.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [168.6 KB]

LEAKE COUNTY*

Carthage

LEE COUNTY

Tupelo

Lee County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [168.9 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Tupelo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [617.5 KB]

LEFLORE COUNTY*

Greenwood

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Greenwood.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [244.1 KB]

LINCOLN COUNTY*

Brookhaven

Brookhaven.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [171.0 KB]

LOWNDES COUNTY

Columbus

LowndesCo.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [304.6 KB]
• SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •
Columbus.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [792.1 KB]

MADISON COUNTY

Canton, Flora, Madison, Ridgeland

Madison Co.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [550.7 KB]
Madison.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [210.3 KB]
• BANNED •
Ridgeland.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [578.0 KB]

MARION COUNTY*

Columbia

MARSHALL COUNTY*

Holly Springs

Holly Springs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [103.9 KB]

MONROE COUNTY

Aberdeen, Amory

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Aberdeen Pit Bull Ordinance.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [409.9 KB]
Amory.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [212.5 KB]

MONTGOMERY COUNTY*

Winona

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Winona.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [149.9 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Winona Pit Bull Ordinance.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [87.8 KB]

NESHOBA COUNTY*

Philadelphia

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Philadelphia.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [118.1 KB]

NEWTON COUNTY*

Decatur, Newton

Decatur.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [126.0 KB]
Newton.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [149.7 KB]

NOXUBEE COUNTY

Macon

• BANNED •
MaconPitBullOrdinance.doc.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [149.6 KB]

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

Starkville

Starkville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [633.6 KB]

PANOLA COUNTY*

Batesville, Sardis

Panola County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [144.7 KB]
Batesville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [190.1 KB]
Sardis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [131.6 KB]

PEARL RIVER COUNTY

Poplarville, Picayune

Pearl River County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [124.4 KB]
Picayune.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [611.5 KB]
Poplarville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [201.9 KB]

PERRY COUNTY

New Augusta* (follows State Law)

PIKE COUNTY

Magnolia** (follows State Law)

PONTOTOC COUNTY

Pontotoc

Pontotoc County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [178.0 KB]

PRENTISS COUNTY*

Booneville

• SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •
Booneville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [176.8 KB]

QUITMAN COUNTY

Marks

Marks.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [111.0 KB]

RANKIN COUNTY

Brandon

• PERMIT REQUIRED • CLASSIFIED AS "WILD ANIMAL"
Rankin County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [161.7 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Brandon.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [547.9 KB]

SCOTT COUNTY*

Forest

Forest.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [222.7 KB]
• BANNED •
Morton.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.5 KB]

SHARKEY COUNTY

Rolling Fork

SIMPSON COUNTY*

Mendenhall

SMITH COUNTY

Raleigh

STONE COUNTY

Wiggins

Stone County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [149.2 KB]
Wiggins.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [237.5 KB]

SUNFLOWER COUNTY

Indianola

• BANNED •
Indianola.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [161.0 KB]

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY*

Charleston, Sumner

Charleston.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [214.8 KB]

TATE COUNTY*

Senatobia

Senatobia.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [272.5 KB]

TIPPAH COUNTY

Ripley

• SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS •
Tippah County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [114.9 KB]
• BANNED •
Ripley.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [149.5 KB]

TISHOMINGO COUNTY*

Iuka

Iuka.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [193.7 KB]

TUNICA COUNTY

Tunica

UNION COUNTY

New Albany

Union County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [151.7 KB]
New_Albany.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [235.2 KB]

WALTHALL COUNTY*

Tylertown

Tylertown.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [107.3 KB]

WARREN COUNTY

Vicksburg

Warren County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [125.7 KB]
Vicksburg.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [516.4 KB]

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Greenville

• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Washington County.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [167.2 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
Greenville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [566.2 KB]
• PERMIT REQUIRED •
GreenvilleViciousDogOrdinance.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [267.6 KB]

WAYNE COUNTY*

Waynesboro

Waynesboro.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [112.3 KB]

WEBSTER COUNTY*

Walthall

WILKINSON COUNTY*

Woodville

Woodville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [171.8 KB]

WINSTON COUNTY*

Louisville

Louisville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [239.5 KB]

YALOBUSHA COUNTY*

Water Valley, Coffeeville

Water Valley.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [137.1 KB]
• BANNED •
Coffeeville.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [178.2 KB]
• BANNED •
Coffeeville Pit Bull Ban.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [135.3 KB]

YAZOO COUNTY

Yazoo City

Yazoo_City.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [403.8 KB]

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