You may access codification of the general ordinances of the City of Wenatchee, WA on-line by clicking on the following link: Wenatchee City Code. Note: The City Clerks Office has the official version of the Wenatchee City Code.

The Wenatchee City Hall is located at 129 S. Chelan in Wenatchee. Phone is (509) 664-3300. For more contact information for the City of Wenatchee click here.

For Washington State Laws refer to the Revised Code of Washington website.


The following are some of the basic animal control ordinances for the City of Wenatchee:

Pet owners are required to provide animals with necessary food, water, shelter, sanitation, space, and medical attention if needed.

Leash law applies when off your own property. Note: streets and sidewalks are public property.

Barking and whining habitually throughout the day or night is not allowed. The City of Wenatchee Police Department handles these calls.

Feces must be cleaned up every 24 hours on your property.

Defecating on public property. You are required to clean up all dog feces that your dog(s) produces while off your property. Carry plastic bags at all times and dispose of in a proper waste container.

Licensing your dog/cat is required annually at age 4 months and up. Dog and cat license expire one year from the month of purchase. Please renew before expiration date to avoid a late fee. Licenses are obtained through the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society during regular business hours. Click here for licensing information & costs.

Cats are allowed to roam the neighborhood provided they are spayed or neutered and wearing their license tag. Spayed or neutered cats that are microchipped and licensed do not have to wear their license tag. Your neighbors have the right to insist your cats stay off their property if trespassing or causing damage.

Rabies vaccinations for all animals must be kept current.

Kennel registration is required if owning more than 3 dogs and 3 cats per home.

School grounds are off limits to dogs at all times.