Littleton, CO asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado

Q: Neighbor yelled at me for letting my dog pee on the grass in a public area.

I was waking my dogs around the neighborhood and one peed on the grass. The area is a public area and NOT private property. He suggested I go all the way to the green belt and only let my dogs pee in those bushes. Which seems ridiculous. What are the laws about dogs peeing on grass in public areas? (Not feces, I will always pick up those immediately)

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Juliet Piccone
Juliet Piccone
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: In Littleton CO there is no ordinance pertaining to dog urine specifically, the closest thing I could find is this and I don’t believe it applies:


B. Annoying Odors: The maintenance on any premises in the City of a dog or other animal in such a manner or in such living quarters so as to cause annoying and offensive odors to permeate the neighborhood, or to seriously annoy persons passing to and fro upon the streets or sidewalks, is hereby declared to be a nuisance and shall not be permitted within the City. (1971 Code § 4.2)


A. The owner of any dog shall immediately remove any feces deposited by such dog on any property, public or private, not owned or exclusively occupied by the owner.

B. The owner of any dog shall also be responsible for the periodic removal of feces deposited by such dog on property owned or exclusively occupied by such owner as to not allow such accumulation that creates an unsanitary, offensive, or unhealthy condition.

(Ord. 12, Series of 2020)

Effective on: 5/5/2020

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