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Yes, they can. No animal shall be found at large within the City at any time. (City Code, Chapter 55.11)All dogs and cats over the age of four months are required by law to be licensed. Pets must wear the license tag at all times when the animal is off the owner’s property unless confined within an enclosed area of a motor vehicle. Officers use license tags to determine where the pet belongs, and help return them home.
If a dead animal is found in the road or in the right of way in Coralville, please call the Coralville Streets Department at 319.248.1740 for disposal.
If a dead animal is found on City property such as in a park or on a trail, contact the Coralville Parks Department at 319.248.1780. If the animal is in a timber area, it will be allowed to decay naturally unless it is adjacent to a trail or park area that is reasonably expected to be accessed by the public.
If a dead animal is found on private property, the property owner must move the animal to the curb; call the Coralville Streets Department at 319.248.1740 to pick it up.
If you find a dead animal with collar or identification or believe the animal is a pet, call the Coralville Police Department at 319.248.1800. Officers will attempt to locate the owner.
Off-leash dog parks provide excellent opportunities for exercise, socialization, and training.
Iowa City Parks and Recreation maintains two off-leash dog parks: Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park and Rita's Ranch. Iowa City's off-leash dog parks are maintained by the City of Iowa City and were founded in partnership with the Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee. A dog park permit tag or day pass is required and dogs must have a current rabies vaccination. Learn about Iowa City dog parks.
A dog park is planned in North Liberty with land secured by the City of North Liberty and a partnership with the Johnson County Dog Park Action Committee. Learn about the North Liberty dog park.
If you are comfortable, speak with your neighbor. Some pet owners may not be aware that their neighbors can hear their dog barking. If it continues to be an issue, or if you do not feel comfortable speaking with your neighbor, contact Animal Control at 319.248.1800.
According to City Code (Code of Ordinances, 55.10), a noisy animal is considered a nuisance if it barks, bays, howls, or cries continuously for ten minutes or barks intermittently for a half hour or more, and the sound is audible across a residential boundary.