All dogs over the age of 6 months are required to have a Delaware State Dog License and must display the license tag. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required to obtain a dog license.
All dogs are to be kept under restraint at all times.
Owners or persons responsible for dogs and/or cats are expected to prevent accumulation of animal excreta in the area where such animals are customarily kept. This regulation is enforced by the New Castle County Code Enforcement Division. To file a complaint, call 395-5555.
Owners of or persons responsible for dogs or cats shall immediately remove, in a sanitary manner, any fecal matter deposited by such dog or cat upon any street, sidewalk or park or upon any property without the consent of the owner or tenant of such property. It shall not be a violation if such fecal matter is removed within one (1) hour.
Animal control is the statewide responsibility of the Kent County SPCA. ALL animal control issues in ALL counties fall under the authority and enforcement of Delaware Animal Control (DEACC) officers & the KCSPCA. Complaints about dogs barking excessively should be directed to the New Castle County Police through the non-emergency number at (302) 573-2800.
Contact Kent County SPCA Toll Free at 888-352-7722, or 302-698-3006. Press 1 for Animal Control.