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Dangerous dog breed ordinances

Pit Bull Ordinances in Tennessee
City Website View Ordinance Type of Ordinance
Adamsville Section: 10-204 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Baileyton Section: 10-204 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Brownsville News article Restricts: pit bulls
Ducktown News article Bans: pit bulls
Dyer Section: 10-30 Bans: pit bulls
Estill Springs Section: 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
Etowah News article Bans: pit bulls
Fayetteville Section: 10-303, 10-310 Pit bulls presumed "dangerous"
Grand Junction Section: 10-201, 10-202 Bans: pit bulls
Greenbrier Section: 10-401, 10-402 Restricts: pit bulls
Halls Section: 10-204 Pit bulls, rottweilers and doberman pinschers declared "vicious"
Hardeman County News article Bans: pit bulls
Harriman Section: 10-101 Pit bulls declared "dangerous or vicious"
Henderson Section: 10-208 Bans: pit bulls
Hornbeak News article Pit bulls, doberman pinschers, rottweilers, German shepherds, akitas, chow chows and wolf hybrids declared "vicious"
Jasper News article Bans: pit bulls
Jefferson City Section: 10-301 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Kenton News article Pit bulls and rottweilers declared "vicious"
Lafayette Section: 10-410, 10-402 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Lookout Mountain News article Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Madisonville Section: 10-204 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Manchester Section: 10-310 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Middleton Section: 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
Morrison Section: 10-202 Bans: pit bulls
Mt. Juliet Dog park policy Pit bulls are banned from dog parks
Paris Section: 3-201b Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Puryear Section: 10-301, 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
Red Boiling Springs Section: 10-216 Pit bulls declared "vicious"
Rogersville Section: 10-206 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Ripley Section: 10-108 Pit bulls, rottweilers and doberman pinschers declared "vicious"
Rutherford Ordinance 2011-4 Bans: pit bulls | Learn more
Selmer Section: 10-301, 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
Somerville Section: 10-301, 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
South Fultan Section: 10-301 Pit bulls, rottweilers, doberman pinscers, and German shepherds require special permit
South Pittsburg Section: 10-301, 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
Sparta Section: 10-310, 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
Springfield Section: 10-401, 10-402 Restricts: pit bulls
Wartrace Section: 10-301, 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
Watertown Section: 10-301, 10-302 Bans: pit bulls
White Pine Section: 10-204 Pit bulls declared "vicious"

Ordinances last verified July 29, 2017