Complaints / Concerns

Violations of the following sections of the City of Midland Code of Ordinances are misdemeanor offenses punishable by a fine of up to $500 and/or 93 days in jail. Copies of these ordinances are available from the City Clerk or City Attorney’s offices or on the City's website.

Section 3-17 - Dogs Running Loose

It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow any dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, to run at large or stray beyond the premises of such owner unless under reasonable control of some person.

Section 3-18 - Barking Dogs

No person shall harbor or keep any dog which by loud or frequent or habitual barking, yelping or howling shall cause a serious annoyance to the neighborhood or to the people passing to and fro upon the streets.

Section 3-19 - Dog Odors

No person shall harbor or keep any dog which shall create an unpleasant odor in the neighborhood.

Section 16-28 - Noises

It shall be unlawful for any person to create, assist in creating, permit, continue to permit the continuance of any unreasonable, loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise in the city.

Other Responsibilities

Some other areas of enforcement by the City Attorney are:

  1. The Uniform Traffic Code and the Motor Vehicle Code, which relate to vehicular violations within the city, such as speeding, stop light violations, accidents, etc.
  2. Code of Ordinances
  3. Zoning Enforcement
  4. Building / Housing Violations
  5. Park Rules Enforcement (PDF)