What are the regulations regarding pets?

No animal shall be permitted to run at large (off the premises of owner, and not restrained by leash or lead) within the town limits - please note, our leash law also applies in the water and surf zone. All animals caught running at large shall be impounded by the police and unless claimed within four days shall be disposed of as the town shall deem best.

No owner, keeper, or person in charge of the possession and/or control of any dog shall cause or allow the dog to defecate or otherwise commit any nuisance on any street, sidewalk, park, beach strand, public right-of-way, or other publicly owned area, or upon any private property without permission of the owner or occupant of the property, unless the excrement is immediately removed by said owner, keeper, or person in charge of the dog and deposited in an appropriate waste container.

Any owner, keeper, or person in charge of the possession and/or control of any dog who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be required to pay a fifty dollar ($50) civil fine in accordance with Section 1-6 of the Town Code of Emerald Isle.

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1. What medical providers are located in and around Emerald Isle?
2. What is the phone number for the Emerald Isle Post Office?
3. What is the phone number for the Emerald Isle Welcome Center?
4. Who are the local utility companies, and how can they be contacted?
5. Where can I find garbage and recycling information?
6. Where are the Parks and Beach Access Locations in Emerald Isle?
7. Where can I register to vote?
8. Who should I call about military operations at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune that involve bombing, vibration, noise?
9. What are the regulations regarding pets?
10. What can I do about free-roaming or feral cats on my property?
11. What can I do about the wild animals that are a nuisance in my neighborhood?
12. What can I do about nutria removal?
13. Where do I get Town Vehicle License Tags?
14. Are individuals or businesses without a physical business location allowed to sell their merchandise anywhere in Town?
15. What about Hurricanes, Evacuation and Re-Entry?
16. What are the regulations about riding horses on the beach?
17. When are vehicles allowed on the beach?
18. Are alcoholic beverages permitted on the beach?
19. How should I build a sand fence?
20. What about the use of the Town's public parks and accesses?
21. What if I want a wedding on the beach?
22. What type of transportation is available?
23. What Steps Can I Take to Help Reduce Stormwater Impacts on my private yard?