San Bernardino County Leash Laws

People all over San Bernardino County own dogs, and anyone who spends time here will see several walking around with their owners or caretakers on any given day. While almost everyone loves dogs, not everyone understands the particularities with San Bernardino leash laws.

These laws are in place to promote safety in general and the wellbeing of dogs specifically. One of the confusing factors regarding San Bernardino County leash laws is the fact that there are countywide laws and laws that exist within individual communities, and they are not always exactly the same.

Below you’ll find a list of communities in San Bernardino County. To see the specific leash law language for a community, click on it and you’ll be taken either to the county law that is in effect or the city ordinance that governs these situations.

Communities That Have Adopted the San Bernardino County Leash Laws:

  • Adelanto
  • Apple Valley
  • Barstow
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Chino
  • Chino Hills
  • Colton
  • Crestline
  • Fontana
  • Grand Terrace
  • Hesperia
  • Highland
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Loma Linda
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Montclair
  • Needles
  • Ontario
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Redlands
  • Rialto
  • Running Springs
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Upland
  • Victorville
  • Wrightwood
  • Yermo
  • Yucaipa
  • Yucca Valley

Communities With Their Own Leash Laws

San Bernardino

San Bernardino County Leash Laws

§ 32.0108 Control of Animals.

(a) No person owning or having control of any animal shall permit such animal to stray, to run at large upon any private or public street, sidewalk, school ground, public park, playground, place of public assembly or any other public place or upon any unenclosed private lot or other unenclosed private place or upon any private property without the consent of the owner or person in control thereof. Parkways comprising the area between the street and sidewalk shall be included as private property for purposes of this Section.

(c) No person may lawfully bring his or her dog out of his or her property unless:
(1) The dog is restrained by a leash and is in the charge of a person competent to restrain the dog

§ 32.0101 Definitions.

LEASH. Any rope, leather strap, chain or other material not exceeding six feet in length being held in the hand of a person capable of controlling the animal to which it is attached.

San Bernardino Leash Laws

6.08.145 Methods of Restraint – Improper Restraint

Any person walking a dog on a leash on public property including sidewalks, and the private property of others, must keep the dog on a leash and under physical control being able to restrain the movement of the dog with the leash at all times. The leash must be kept in good condition; of sufficient strength to prevent breaking under pressure; and of material generally resistant to chewing or gnawing by an animal. The leash must be of a length to control the dog from harassing pedestrians or other animals at all times.