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The Washington County Commission is scheduled to vote Monday on a resolution to establish guidelines for tethering dogs within unincorporated areas of the county. The commission meets May 22, 2023, at 6:00pm, in the Justice Center, Jonesborough, TN. Call 423-913-8521 between 8:00am and 4:30pm for current meeting date, time, and location information.

Click here to view the resolution, guidelines, and penalties for noncompliance, which begin on page 129. Washington County residents who wish to comment on the resolution are encouraged to contact their commissioners. Click here, then click on your commissioner’s name below their photograph for contact information.

Click here for resources and talking points on tethering.

For additional information, please contact American Kennel Club Government Relations at