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Pit Bull Ordinances in Ohio
City Website View Ordinance Type of Ordinance
Akron Section: 92.25 Restricts: pit bulls, canary dogs and American bulldogs
Ashtabula Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious," ownership restrictions
Barberton Section: 618.19 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Bedford Heights Section: 505.21 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Bellville Section: 93.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Bellefontaine Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Bexley Section: 618.16 Bans: pit bulls
Broadview Heights Section: 618.19 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Brooklyn Section: 505.29 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Brook Park Section: 506.03 Bans: pit bulls, American bulldogs and presa canarios
Canal Fulton Section: 505.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Canal Winchester Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Carlisle Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Chardon Section: 505.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Cheviot Section: 90.10 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Cleveland Heights Section: 505.091 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Conneaut Section: 505.14 Pit bulls, American bulldogs and presa canarios declared "vicious"
Columbiana Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Dublin Section: 91.28 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Edon Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Elmwood Place Section: 90.26 Bans: pit bulls
Englewood Section: 618.19 Bans: pit bulls
Elucid Section: 505.37 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Evandale Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Fairfield Section: 505.17 Bans: pit bulls
Fairlawn Section: 618.19 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Fairview Park Section: 505.17 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Gallipolis Section: 505.14 Bans: pit bulls
Garfield Heights Section: 505.215 Bans: pit bulls
Girard Section: 505.14 Bans: pit bulls
Greenville Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Hamilton Section: 1771.04 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Highland Heights Section: 505.011 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Hudson Section: 618.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Ironton Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Kenton Section: 618.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Lakewood Section: 506.12 Bans: pit bulls and presa canarios
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Lima Section: 618.08 Restricts: pit bulls
Lisbon Section: 505.15 Bans: pit bulls
Lockland Section: 618.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Mansfield Section: 505.03 Bans: pit bulls
Marietta Section: 505.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Massillon Section: 505.16 Bans: pit bulls
Mentor-on-the-lake Section: 618.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Miamisburg Section: 618.15 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Middleburg Heights Section: 618.21 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Middlefield Section: 505.19 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Napoleon Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
New Albany Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
New Lexington Section: 503.04 Bans: pit bulls
North Olmstead Section: 505.16 Pit bulls, presa canarios and American bulldogs declared "vicious"
Norwood Section: 505.15 Bans: pit bulls
Oregon Section: 505.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious," limited to one per household
Olmsted Falls Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Parma Section: 618.09 Bans: pit bulls
Perrysburg Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Portsmouth Section: 505.14 Restrics: pit bulls
Plymouth Section: 90.28 Bans: pit bulls
Poland Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Put-in-Bay Section: 618.01 Bans: pit bulls
Reading Section: 618.21 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Reynoldsburg Section: 505.35 Bans: pit bulls
Richmond Heights Section: 505.17 Bans: pit bulls
Rocky River Section: 505.11 Pit bulls declared "dangerous"
Rome Township Ordinance Bans: pit bulls
Riverside Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Sharonville Section: 505.14 Bans: pit bulls
Sheffield Lake Section: 505.18 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Shelby Section: 618.01 Bans: pit bulls
Springboro Section: 618.53 Pit bulls require registration
Springdale Section: 90.15 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
St. Mary's Section: 505.15 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Stow Section: 505.18 Pit bulls and presa canarios declared "vicious"
Struthers Section: 505.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Trotwood Section: 505.14 Pit bulls and guarding breeds declared "vicious"
Uhrichsville Section: 507.03 Pit bulls and presa canarios declared "dangerous"
Vermilion Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Amberley Section: 90.24 Bans: pit bulls
Village of Bratenahl Section: 505.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Centerburg Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Glenwillow Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Golf Manor Ordinance 505-18 Bans: pit bulls
Village of Greenfield Section: 505.15 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Kirkland Hills Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Loudonville Section: 618.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Middleport Section: 505.13 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Moreland Hills Section: 505.01 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Newburgh Heights Section: 505.20 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Oakwood Section: 505.16 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Pioneer Section: 505.14 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of South Point Section: 87-6 Bans: pit bulls
Village of Sunbury Section: 505.14 Bans: pit bulls
Village of Swanton Section: 90.22 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Village of Utica Section: 505.15 Bans: pit bulls
Village of Waite Hill Section: 505.13 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Warren Section: 505.13 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Warrensville Heights Section: 505.20 Bans: pit bulls
Willoughby Hills Section: 505.07 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Xenia Section: 618.02 Restricts: pit bulls, American bulldogs and presa canarios
Zanesville Section: 505.20 Pit bulls declared "vicious"