The animal control unit is responsible for enforcing Section 10 of the Bristol, Tennessee city ordinances regarding the care and welfare of domestic animals within the city limits to aid in ensuring the health and safety of the public. The animal control officer will respond to calls for services from concerned citizens, investigate reported violations, provide education for pet care, and direct those in need to additional animal resources available in our community.
Do you have a non-emergency stray animal problem? Fill out this online Stray Animal Report Form and let us know about it.
Animal control is available everyday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Animal related calls after hours will be answered by a patrol officer. To request assistance with an animal, call the dispatch center at 423-989-5600.
City Code § 10-46(c) prohibits tethering a dog outside between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., without a permit obtained from the City. Such a permit may be issued:
To obtain such a permit, please complete the permit application in full and submit it to the Bristol Tennessee Police Department Animal Control Division either in person or by mail at 801 Anderson Street, Bristol, TN 37620.