How Many Pets Can You Legally Own in Rockford?
We have all made jokes about "crazy cat people" and people with so many in pets inside their home that it could be considered a farm or petting zoo but did you know there are actually laws in place for how many can live in your home? It's true.
I did not grow up in a home with a lot of pets, more of my childhood life involved two cats and a dog. I had friends who seemingly had a million cats and multiple dogs. Typical country living through, right? What I learned today, though, is there are limitations on how many pets you can in your home. In this instance, let's focus on dogs.
Herre's what I found what doing a simple Google search:
No person shall own, harbor, keep, or have custody of more than two dogs over the age of six months old on their property without having first secured a private kennel license as required herein. (City of Rockford)
On good 'ole Reddit, I came across this topic as well. Though the validity is unconfirmed (a.k.a I could find an ordinance to back it up) u/gamenut89 claims to have worked at Rockford's code enforcement department.
You can have up to 4.
Source: Used to work in the code enforcement department.
Interestingly, the Village of Rockton has a specific ordinance clearly defined, as shared in a 2018 news story by WIFR.
Rockton has an ordinance that sets the maximum amount of domestic animals per household at five.
Five seems like a good maximum number unless it's all of the same kind of animal... then it's just chaos.
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