Within St. Joseph County, we have three separate Animal Control Ordinances that pet owners are required to abide by. Mishawaka City and South Bend City both have separate ordinances. Residents of the unincorporated portions of St. Joseph County (five digit addresses), Osceola, Roseland, New Carlisle, Walkerton, North Liberty, and Lakeville town limits adhere to the St. Joseph County, IN Animal Control Ordinance. Please see the links to the right for access to these ordinances and other local and state resources.
If you have questions about animal laws in your community, please feel free to contact us.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY & SMALLER MUNICIPALITIES: Click here to access the St. Joseph County, IN Animal Control Ordinance
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY CHICKEN PERMIT APPLICATION: Click here to access a copy of the St. Joseph County Chicken Permit Application
RABIES INFORMATION: Click here for more information on Rabies and Rabies Control in Indiana