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Posted on: April 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Leash Law Update

Leash Law Update

As of April 14th, 2020, the City Council has approved a "motion to suspend off-leash and voice control city code provisions for dogs between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m" to maintain safe social distancing during the COVID-19 Stay at Home Order. 

On Leash only  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Dogs will be required to be on leash in all public areas where dogs are permitted from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, seven days a week. 

Usual Provisions  |  5:01 PM - 9:59 AM 

Public spaces where dogs are permitted will be back to their usual on leash OR on leash and voice control city code provisions from 5:01 PM - 9:59 AM daily.
To view a park’s on leash or on leash and voice control status, please visit

The only exemptions are Valley Street Dog Park and Quarry Run Dog Park. These exemptions do not include the Ocean Avenue Open Space behind Quarry Run Dog Park.

For questions: 

Call: 207-874-8300


View more Portland COVID-19 information at 

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