SEC-042: Prohibition on Dogs Running at Large

Date: 10/12/2018 Status: Final
Last Revised: 03/15/2022
Policy Type: University
Oversight Executive: Associate Vice President for Safety & Security and Chief of Police
Applies To:

Academic Division.

Reason for Policy:

The University is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors by communicating and enforcing the requirements of Albemarle County ordinance, Section 4-200, and the City of Charlottesville ordinance, Section 4-38.

Definition of Terms in Statement:
  • University Grounds:

    The areas where administrative functions, teaching, and research facilities of the University that are used by members of the University community are located as well as athletic and recreational facilities.

Policy Statement:

The University prohibits dogs running at large on University grounds in accordance with Section 4-200, Albemarle County Ordinance and Section 4-38, City of Charlottesville Ordinance.

Compliance with Policy:
Failure to comply with the requirements of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion in accordance with relevant University policies. Any person who permits his or her dog to run at large shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of the applicable ordinance and upon conviction shall be fined at the discretion of the judge trying the case.

Questions about this policy should be directed to the University Police Department.

Related Information:

County of Albemarle, Section 4-100 Animals and Fowl (4-200 Running at large prohibited)
City of Charlottesville, Section 4-38 Running at large prohibited
VA State Code: § 3.2-6538. Governing body of any locality may prohibit dogs from running at large.

Major Category: Safety, Security and Environmental Quality
Next Scheduled Review: 03/15/2025
Approved by, Date: Policy Review Committee, 10/12/2018
Revision History: Confirmed, updated link 3/15/22.
Supersedes (previous policy): Dogs Running at Large (Undergraduate Record).