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Animal Control
Greenwood Village Police Department Code Enforcement Officers are responsible for all animal issues. The Code Enforcement Officers are available to discuss animal issues at homeowners meetings, schools, and extracurricular activities.

If you have lost or found a pet, please call 303-773-2525 and file a report with the Police Department. The following agencies should also be contacted to ensure greater success in locating or returning pets. 

Dog Licensing
The City of Greenwood Village no longer requires citizens to register their dogs. The Village does recommend that all pets have an identification tag on their collar in case the pet was to get lost.

Leash Laws and Scoop
The leash law, in effect in Greenwood Village parks and all public spaces, is designed for safety reasons. Leashes are required for all dogs in Greenwood Village parks. It is important that all park users feel safe while in parks and that includes knowing dogs are restrained. Leashes are required in all public spaces to ensure the safety of persons, other animals and dogs.

The Village has an ordinance regarding animals running at large. Section 7.8.90; Running at large, states:

No person owning or keeping any animal, other than a domesticated cat, shall fail to keep said animal on the premises of the owner or keeper unless the animal is:
  • On a leash, held by a person who is physically able to control the animal; or
  • Within a vehicle, or similarly physically confined, and without access to passers-by.

Pet Waste Removal Ordinance
The Village has an ordinance regarding removal of dog feces. Section 7-8-230 Removal of dog and cat feces; states:
  • When any dog or cat defecates on any property other than the property of the owner, including common areas, it is the duty of the owner to immediately remove and properly dispose of the dog or cat feces.
  • It is unlawful for any person to allow the accumulation of dog or cat feces on any property owned, occupied or controlled by such person, if such accumulation creates an unsanitary, offensive or unhealthy condition.
  • It is unlawful for any person to place or leave dog or cat feces on public property or on the property of another, or to dispose of such feces in any manner other than deposit in a toilet or a covered container normally used for refuse or garbage. (Ord. 16 § 1, 2009; Ord. 32 § 1, 2011)