Breed Specific Laws in Illinois

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City WebsiteView OrdinanceBreedsType of OrdinanceOrdinance Adopted
BarrySection: 5-5-2Pit BullsBans
MarkhamSection: 92.17, 92.42Pit bulls, Rottweilers & German ShepherdsDeclared ViciousAugust 2006
North ChicagoSection: 8-17-1Pit bullsDeclared “Dangerous Animals”
Prospect HeightsSection: 9-1-2Pit bullsDeclared “Dangerous”
Village of Buffalo GroveSection 6.12.125Pit Bulls& Rottweilers Special requirements1997
Village of HanoverSection: 91.11Pit Bulls declared “vicious”Declared “Vicious”, Special Licensing RequirementsJanuary 2012
Village of MaywoodSection: 93.30Pit bullsAdditional Restrictions

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