Chapter 17.04


17.04.020    Stock restricted area.

17.04.030    Stock at large in restricted area.

17.04.040    Stock on roadway right-of-way – Violations.

17.04.050    Livestock at large – Violations.

17.04.055    Unlawful release.

17.04.060    Riding horses – Violations.


Ord. 635    05/05/98


Ord. 679    11/23/99

Ord. 753    07/13/04

Ord. 775    06/21/05

17.04.020 Stock restricted area.

All of Clallam County, except national park lands and tribal lands, is designated a stock restricted area.

17.04.030 Stock at large in restricted area.

No person owning or in control of any livestock shall willfully or negligently allow such livestock to run at large in any stock restricted area or to wander or stray upon the right-of-way of any public roadway lying within a stock restricted area when not in the charge of some person.

17.04.040 Stock on roadway right-of-way – Violations.

It shall be unlawful for any person to herd or move any livestock over, along, or across the right-of-way of any public roadway, or portion thereof, within any stock restricted area, without having in attendance a sufficient number of persons to control the movement of such livestock and to warn or otherwise protect vehicles traveling upon such public roadway from any danger by reason of such livestock being herded or moved thereon.

17.04.050 Livestock at large – Violations.

Any person who owns or has possession, charge, or control of livestock shall not allow them to run at large.

(1) Livestock escaping from or being outside of any area fence meant to restrain them more than three (3) times in a twelve (12) month period shall constitute prima facie evidence of inadequate fencing.

(2) It shall not be necessary for any person to fence against such animals, and it shall be no defense to any action or proceeding brought pursuant to this chapter.

17.04.055 Unlawful release.

It is unlawful for a person to release any animal not belonging to them from a tether line, run, fenced area, or any other means used to restrain/secure the animal unless failure to do so would result in injury or death to the animal.

17.04.060 Riding horses – Violations.

The following regulations are designed to protect public health and safety as well as the welfare of equines. It is unlawful for the equestrian to violate any of the following regulations:

(1) Riding or leading any horse within the unincorporated areas of the County on any paved public roadway during the hours of darkness unless equipped with lighting equipment as defined in RCW 46.61.780 or the rider has ready at hand a flashlight or other lantern which is exhibited to prevent collision, or unless the rider and horse are wearing front and rear reflective safety strips;

(2) Riding or leading any horse that is not under control on any public roadway.