The City of Carpinteria Municipal Code regulates where dogs are permitted when in public. Whenever dogs are off of private property, they are required to be leashed and controlled by the person walking the dog. Dogs are also prohibited on portions of the City beach between Linden Avenue and Ash Avenue.
Neighboring County and State Beaches also regulate leash law requirements. In the County of Santa Barbara, only a few beaches have designated off-leash dog areas. Please refer to the County of Santa Barbara website here for off-leash dog parks.
CMC 6.04.230 – Dog leash required when.
It is unlawful for any person to suffer or permit any dog owned, harbored, or controlled by him to be on any public street, alley, lane, park or place of whatever nature open to and used by the public in the city or on any private property without permission of the owner or person in charge thereof, unless such dog is securely leashed and the leash is held continuously in the hand of a responsible person capable of controlling such dog or unless the dog is securely confined in a vehicle.
Dogs on Beaches
CMC 6.04.240 -Dogs prohibited.
It is unlawful for any person to suffer or permit any dog owned, harbored, or controlled by him to be on the public beach between Linden Avenue and Ash Avenue whether leashed or unleashed.