Neighbor's barking dog disturbing you?
Animal Control staff understand that a neighbor's barking dog can be frustrating to live with, but we encourage residents to address the problem directly with their neighbor first. Sometimes, a friendly chat or letter is all that is required to notify a neighbor his/her dog is causing an issue. Most people want to be good neighbors and will take action to reduce their dog's barking if they know there is an issue.
If you decide to leave a letter for your neighbor, be polite and do not use inflammatory words. Take some time to write the letter after you have had a chance to calm down. Also, be specific in your details of the barking times and conditions. This will assist your neighbor in trying to determine why the dog is barking.
If speaking with your neighbor has not reduced the barking, the Animal Control Division and the Frisco Police Department may be contacted to assist. Animal Control staff respond to barking complaints during the day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours the police will respond.
Animal Control Division
Frisco Police Department (non-emergency line)
For the first complaint at a residence, Animal Control staff will mail a notification letter to the dog's owner about the possible violation. A second complaint made after 14 days from the initial call will result in an Animal Control Officer conducting an inspection to verify the violation. If these actions do not resolve the issue, a complainant may file charges through Animal Control. The noise log and instructions are linked below. For the information to be admitted in court, it is necessary the complainant be available to testify; therefore, no charges may be filed from an anonymous complaint.