Costa Mesa News

Costa Mesa Passes Barking Law

The Costa Mesa City Council amended its laws to begin administering fines on owners whose dogs make excessive noise. Under the new law, a dog disturbance is defined as barking, howling, or crying that lasts for 30 minutes continuously or for 60 minutes over a 24 hour period. If Costa Mesa receives a complaint, residents will be notified first verbally and then through a personal visit or registered letter. Citations will be handed out with various penalties depending on the number of citations a person receives within a year. Fines will range from $200-$403.

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