Perhaps, depending on the location. The typical penalty is a civil or criminal fine.
Below are rules and punishments for exceeding dog and cat quotas in certain Nevada cities and counties:
Pet limits, and the penalties for exceeding them
|City of Las Vegas||Rules: |
|Unincorporated Clark County (which includes the south Strip)||Rules: |
|City of Henderson||Rules: |
|City of Mesquite||Rules: |
|Unincorporated Washoe County||Rules: |
|Carson City||Rules: |
|Nye County||Rules: |
|City of Ely||Rules: |
Note that there may be exceptions to these rules, such as if the person has a breeders/fancier’s permit. Some local governments also require residents to license their pets, such as Las Vegas and Henderson. And depending on the circumstances, having too many pets may invite criminal prosecution for animal cruelty and impounding of the animals.
For the most current information, contact your local animal control services. The Las Vegas Animal Control can be reached at 702-229-6444.
Also see our blog post, 5 Animals that are Illegal as Pets in Nevada.