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An ad hoc committee of the Montgomery City Council will meet tomorrow, February 25. Media reports in 2021 indicated that the committee was considering recommending local laws that would include:

  • Expanded requirements to obtain a breeding permit, raising the annual permit fee from $20 to $150, and requiring the applicant to have a business license and other documentation.
  • Specific requirements for animal housing.
  • Mandatory microchipping.
  • New language regarding at-large and vicious animals, increased penalties for violations, and additional provisions.

An agenda for tomorrow’s meeting was not included in the Public Notice Correction issued today.


Animal owners in Montgomery are urged to attend the meeting to provide input and take part in the lawmaking process.

Meeting information:

Montgomery City Council’s Ad Hoc Committee – Animal Ordinance
Friday, February 25, 2022
3:30 p.m.
Old Council Chamber, Room 142, City Hall
103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

For additional meeting information, contact the City Clerk’s office at 334-625-2195. Residents are also encouraged to contact their City Council members with questions about the proposed animal ordinance.

For more information, please contact AKC Government Relations at or 919-816-3720