Keep Our City Clean – Donât Litter. Please Pick Up After Your Pets
When walking your dog, always carry a supply of plastic bags and clean up after your dog. Dispose the waste in a sanitary manner by disposing in a trash receptacle or sanitary disposal unit.
Dog droppings are a nuisance and a health hazard attracting flies and spreading disease. Oxnard City Code requires that dog-owners pickup after their pets, both at home and in public places.
Oxnard City Code Sec 5-45:
(A) No person shall, knowingly or by failure to exercise due care, permit any dog owned, harbored or controlled by that person to defecate on any public property or on any private property without the consent of the person owning or occupying the private property.
(B) If the person owning, harboring or controlling the subject dog immediately and properly removes such defecation material from such public or private property, the person shall not be in violation of this section.
(C) Any person having the control or custody of a dog on public or private property shall at all times have in his/her possession a wrapper, bag, container or other receptacle suitable for pickup and removal of any defecation material deposited by such dog.
For a first conviction, the minimum penalty shall be a $100 fine; for a second conviction within one year of the first conviction, the minimum penalty shall be a $200 fine; for a third or subsequent conviction within one year of the first conviction, the minimum penalty shall be a $500 fine.