Barking Dog Complaint Information
What Do You Do?
A barking dog can be annoying and disruptive to a neighborhood for both the neighbors and owners. In
Marion County Code 6.05.050, a disturbing dog noise is described as barking, whining, howling or similar sounds. If a dog(s) barks, whines, howls or makes similar sounds for more than fifteen minutes on at least three different days within a ten-day period or for more than five minutes during at least three different nights between 10:00pm and 7:00am within a ten-day period this is a violation of this ordinance. The fine for violating this law is $250.
There are many noise nuisance issues of which barking dogs is just one type. Marion County encourages neighbors to communicate with dog owners to resolve barking issues. Marion County offers mediation assistance to aid neighbors with solutions to dog barking issues, including
To contact Neighbor-to-Neighbor, please call 503-585-0651 or contact them via email at
Note: If you live within Salem city limits, please call 503-588-6123.
Info for Dog Owners and Neighbors
Dog Owners: For more information on what you can do as a dog owner,please click here.
Neighbors: If you are a neighbor dealing with a barking dog and need information on how to proceed,
please click here.
Things to Know Before You Make A Complaint
Before calling in a complaint about a barking dog, please be sure to have the following available:
- Dog Owner Address
- Description of the dog(s)
- Marion County Dog Control Complaint Line - 503-588-5233