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Dangerous dog breed ordinances

Pit Bull Ordinances in Iowa
City Website View Ordinance Type of Ordinance
Afton Section: 85.09 Pit bulls declared "vicious" | Learn more
Albia Section: 85A Restricts: pit bulls
Alburnett Section: 4-46-3 Bans: pit bulls and rottweilers
Algona Section: 6.04.010 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Allison Section: 6.08.020 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Anamosa Section: 55.01, 55.17 Bans: pit bulls
Anita Section: 4-1-9 Bans: pit bulls
Armstrong News article Bans: pit bulls
Asbury Section: 56.01, 56.03 Bans: pit bulls
Audubon Section: 55.09 Bans: pit bulls
Aurelia News article Bans: pit bulls
Avoca Section: 7.6, 9.44 Bans: pit bulls
Barnum Section: 4-1-6 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Bedford Section: 55.16 Bans: pit bulls
Belle Plaine Section: 4-60-2, 4-60-3 Bans: pit bulls
Benton County Section: 37.02, 37.15 Bans: pit bulls and wolf hybrids
Britt Section: 4-1-6 Bans: pit bulls
Buffalo Center News article Bans: pit bulls, rottweilers and doberman pinschers
Cascade Section: 55.01, 56.01 Bans: pit bulls
Carter Lake Section: 87.02 Bans: pit bulls
Centerville Section: 7.09.210 Bans: pit bulls, rottweilers and presa canarios
Cherokee Section: 55.17 Restricts: pit bulls, akitas, rottweilers and doberman pinschers
Coggon Section: 4-1-1, 4-1-7 Restricts: pit bulls
Columbus Junction Chapter: 57 Bans: pit bulls
Conrad Section: 56.01, 56.06 Pit bulls and rottweilers declared "vicious"
Council Bluffs Section: 4.20.122 Bans: pit bulls
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Creston Section: 55.12 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Dallas Center Section: 55.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Dayton Section: 4-1-7 Bans: pit bulls
Delhi Section: 4-2-2 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Denver Section: 8.04.110, 8.04.120 Bans: pit bulls and rottweilers
Des Moines Section: 18-41 to 18-59 Pit bulls declared "high risk"
Dyersville Section: 55.12 Bans: pit bulls and wolf hybrids
Edgewood Section: 4-1-6 Bans: pit bulls
Elberon Section: 18-11 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Elma Section: 57.01, 57.02 Bans: pit bulls, rottweilers and doberman pinschers
Ely Section: 4-1-1, 4-1-17 Bans: pit bulls
Emmetsburg News article Bans: pit bulls
Epworth Section: 6.04.01 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Estherville Section: 320-2, 320-6 Bans: pit bulls (reaffirmed in 2017)
Evansdale Section: 55.02, 55.14 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Fairfax Section: 55.01, 55.25 Bans: pit bulls
Fairfield Section: 6.14.070 Bans: pit bulls, doberman pinchers, rottweilers, German shepherds, Belgian malinois, Siberian huskies, malmutes and dogs over 100 lbs, such as mastiffs and boerboels
Fertile Section: 4-1-6 Bans: pit bulls
Forest City Section: 56.01, 56.02 Bans: pit bulls
Fruitland Section: 6.02a Bans: pit bulls
Glenwood Section: 54.06 Bans: pit bulls
Griswold Section: 4-1-8 Bans: pit bulls
Harlan Section: 55.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Hartley Section: 56.01, 56.02 Bans: pit bulls
Hawarden Section: 56.01 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Holy Cross Section: 4-1-6, 4-1-1 Bans: pit bulls
Hopkinton Section: 4-1-7 Bans: pit bulls
Humboldt Section: 55.01 Pit bulls declared "potentially dangerous"
Lake View Section: 55.01, 55.17 Bans: pit bulls
Laurens Section: 55.20 Bans: pit bulls
Le Grand Section: 56.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious" | Learn more
Lewis Section: 4-1-7 Bans: pit bulls
Logan Section 55.10 Bans: pit bulls
Lowden Section: 765 Bans: pit bulls
Manly News article Bans: pit bulls
Maquoketa Section: 4-1-7b Bans: pit bulls
Middletown Section: 4-1-8 Bans: pit bulls
Missouri Valley Section: 57.01, 57.02 Bans: pit bulls
Monticello Section: 50.10 Bans: pit bulls
Muscatine Section: 6.9.1, 6.9.2 Bans: pit bulls
Newell Section: 12.02, 12.03 Bans: pit bulls
Osceola Section: 56.01, 56.02 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Ottumwa Section: 7-61, 7-62 Bans: pit bulls
Oxford Section: 5-4-2, 5-4-3 Bans: pit bulls and doberman pinschers
Pleasant Hill Section: 57.01, 57.02 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Pocahontas Section: 57.02, 57.03 Bans: pit bulls
Postville Section: 56.01, 56.02 Bans: pit bulls and wolf hybrids
Randolph Section: 55.09 Bans: pit bulls and rottweilers
Robins Section: 55.01, 55.03 Bans: pit bulls (verified 2016 minutes)
Sac City Section: 55.11 Bans: pit bulls and rottweilers
Sergeant Bluff Section: 56.01, 56.02 Bans: pit bulls
Shelby Section: 4-1-1, 4-1-7 Bans: pit bulls
Shell Rock Section: 56.01, 56.02 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Sidney Section: 57.01, 57.02 Bans: pit bulls
Sioux City Section: 7.10 Bans: pit bulls
Spirit Lake Section: 58.02, 58.10 Pit bulls presumed "dangerous"
Tabor Section: IV-1-7 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Terril Section: 57.01, 57.02 Bans: pit bulls
Vinton Title II: Chapter 86 Bans: pit bulls
Walcott Section: 57.01, 57.02 Bans: pit bulls
Waukon Section: 56.06 Bans: pit bulls and rottweilers
Wayland Section: 56.01, 56.02 Bans: pit bulls
Wellman Section: 55.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
West Union Section: 56.02 Bans: pit bulls
Winterset Section: 3.201, 3.206 Bans: pit bulls

Ordinances last verified betwen July 22 to July 30, 2017