Animals must be kept in a manner which does not create a public health nuisance. Normal odors produced by farm animals in agricultural or rural areas are not considered a health nuisance. A public health nuisance may be present if an excessive accumulation of animal waste is producing an abnormally offensive odor which can be detected on a neighboring property, or is causing stream pollution. Clermont County Public Health does not have a curb law, and does not enforce local curb laws.
Animal waste may be properly disposed by placing it in proper waste containers, and setting it out for pickup. Stable sweepings and horse manure may be taken to a registered Class III composting facility for disposal.
Wild animals such as raccoons, deer, mice, and even rats are normal inhabitants of the outdoor environment; their activities when out-of-doors are not regulated by Public Health. Information about managing problems with raccoons, Canada geese, and other species can be found at the Ohio State University Extension website. Also, contact the local wildlife officer at (937)372-9261, or visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Contact Clermont to the Rescue Humane Society if stray cats are a concern, or if animals are being kept in a manner which is detrimental to their health.
Clermont County Public Health does not regulate the number or kinds of animals being kept, but it may be regulated by the township or local municipal government.
The Clermont County Engineers Office will remove a dead animal upon request if it is located on a county road, or county right-of-way. Disposal of dead animals found on private property is the property owner’s responsibility. Animal removal services are available through the telephone directory. Burial is allowed, provided the animal is buried on the property where it died. Small animals and birds may be disposed of in the trash.
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