MUNICIPAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES CENTER OF WASHINGTON

Dangerous Dogs

Contents

Washington Court Cases

Selected Background Readings

Ordinance Provisions and Forms

Please note that any ordinances adopted prior to 2002 may have incorporated wording from the statutes (such as the definition of "dangerous dog") that was modified by Chapter 244, Laws of 2002. We recommend that a jurisdiction carefully review the current statutes when drafting local regulations involving dangerous dogs or potentially dangerous dogs. See also Service Dog Exemptions

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