The City has a comprehensive set of ordinances that govern the keeping of animals in the city. These rules are in place to help keep Goodland a safe and comfortable place to live. Although the full ordinances can be viewed under the “City Code” section of this website, the following are some general rules:
- People residing in the city may have a total of four domestic animals (dogs and cats).
- Dogs must be registered with the City. In order to register, the owner must provide proof of rabies vaccination. This process helps ensure that non-vaccinated dogs are not allowed in the city. Although there is a small fee associated with registration, the City typically holds a free registration day in January each year.
- Dogs are prohibited from running “at large” in the city limits. All dogs must be under the control of their owners.
- Many types of animals, including exotic animals and livestock, are prohibited within the city limits.