How much do you know about New York City’s Leash Law? According to Section 161.05 of the New York City Health Code, your dog has to be kept on a six-foot long leash when it’s in a public place:
A person who owns, possesses or controls a dog shall not permit it to be in any public place or
in any open or unfenced area abutting on a public place unless the dog is effectively restrained by
a leash or chain not more than six feet long.
Who can issue you a ticket if your dog isn’t leashed? Authorized employees of New York City’s Departments of Health, Sanitation, or Parks and Recreation.