According to Oklahoma City municipal code, it is illegal to allow any animal to continuously bark, howl or otherwise disturb the peace.
Police officers can issue a citation to the owner if a citizen is willing to sign a complaint for allowing an animal to bark continuously, according to information posted on the Oklahoma City website, okc.gov.
Certain conditions must be met for the owner to maintain custody of the animal.
The violation of these conditions shall be cause for a citation and may result in the impoundment of the animal.
If you would like to report a violation of this ordinance, call the Action Center at 297-2535, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call the Emergency Operations Center at 297-2255 when the Action Center is closed.
Be sure to give the address at which the dog resides and the time of day or night during which the dog is allowed to bark continuously.
Carolyn Dershem is president of the Crestwood Neighborhood Association and editor of the Crestwood Chronicle, the association's newsletter.