N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law Section 121
Night quarantine


The governing body of any municipality may at any time by order require that all dogs in such municipality shall be securely confined between sunset and one hour after sunrise during the period of time designated in the order, or, if no time is so designated, until the order is revoked.


Notice of such order shall be given by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in said municipality which shall be designated by such governing body and by filing a copy of the order in the office of each clerk in the area affected by such order.


Any dog control officer, peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, or police officer shall destroy or seize any dog not confined as required by such order, and no liability in damages or otherwise shall be incurred on account of such destruction or seizure. Any dog so seized shall be subject to the provisions of § 118 (Violations)section one hundred eighteen of this article. A dog shall not be deemed to be in violation of such order if accompanied by and under the full control of the owner.

Source: Section 121 — Night quarantine, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/AGM/121 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

Jun. 8, 2024

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§ 121’s source at nysenate​.gov

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