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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


About Leash/Scoop Citations

Portland Parks & Recreation encourages compliance with leash and scoop laws through a variety of outreach and enforcement efforts. Park Rangers do issue citations of up to $150 for violation leash and scoop regulations. Multnomah County Animal Control may also issue citations for leash/scoop violations, under Multnomah County law. 

Paying or Appealing Your Citation

If you receive a citation for violation of City Code 20.12.140, you must do one of the following or the citation will be delinquent. If the citation becomes delinquent, it will be assigned to the Department of Revenue for collection. 

  1. Pay Your Citation. Include your citation and mail a check or money order payable to Portland Parks & Recreation to 1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 1302, Portland OR 97204. Or pay in person or by phone through the PP&R Customer Service Center at 1120 SW 5th Ave, first floor, 503-823-2525. Please have your citation number when paying. Payment must be received within 30 days of infraction.
  2. Appeal Your Citation. If you believe you were not in violation of the code at the time cited, you may appeal the citation. Appeals must be mailed, as confirmed by postmark, within 10 days of infraction to 1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204, or emailed to The appeal must include a written explanation of why you are appealing the ticket and a copy of the citation with the appeal request line signed and dated.
  3. Request Financial Hardship Consideration. If you are unable to pay your citation due to financial hardship, contact Portland Parks & Recreation 503-823-DOGS (3647)  or email to request financial hardship consideration.