Pet Rules

Effective November 2013


(Excluding service animals)
Ref: Bylaws Article IX, Section 3.e, pages 23-24

  1. The pet control regulations of Montgomery County are to be considered the rules of the Mutual, and enforceable in accordance with the Mutual Bylaws
  2. All pets must have a valid County license and inoculations as required by law.
  3. All pets must be registered with the Mutual. The Mutual 14 Pet Registration Form (PDF) [attached] is available from the Mutual Assistant or your Building Representative.
  4. Residents may keep in their unit not more than a total of (2) dogs or (2) cats or (1) dog and (1) cat whose combined adult weight is not more than 30 pounds.

    Note: Unit owners and tenants whose pets are in excess of the number and weight limits at the effective date of this rule [11-1-13], will be exempt from the rule while those pets live in the unit, after which the rule will take effect.

  5. Pets on the general common elements must be leashed at all times.
  6. Pet owners or their pet’s caretakers must clean up and dispose of their animal’s waste.
  7. An animal will be considered a nuisance if it is allowed to violate any of these rules or to commit other actions that include, but are not limited to: running at large, defiling or damaging public property (defecating, scratching, digging, chewing, etc), making or causing noise (excessive crying, barking, scratching, etc.), or attacking or menacing other people or animals.
  8. The Board of Directors, after affording the pet owner due process as set out in the Bylaws and Rules, has the authority to levy a fine or order a nuisance pet removed from the premises.