Petition & Petition Process

Requirements for Submitting a Petition:

Complete the below information form.

At least 3 parties must sign the attached petition. No more than 2 of the parties can be from the same address.

If you are unable to get the required signatures, you must submit at least one of the following:

Two copies of a videotape or thumb drive of the barking dog with a log describing the dog and the dates and times when the barking occurred.

or

Two copies of an audio tape (other than a microcassette) of the barking dog with a log describing the dog and the dates and times when the barking occurred.

or

A written log describing the dog and the dates and times when the barking occurred.  The log must show a pattern of habitual barking.

In extenuating circumstances, petitions that do not meet the above requirements will be considered for prosecution. However, an explanation why the requirements have not been met must be stated on the INFORMATION FORM.

Please keep a copy of this petition.

Return the original INFORMATION FORM and PETITION to:

PHOENIX CITY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
ATTN: CHARGING BUREAU
P O BOX 4500
PHOENIX AZ 85030-4500

If a charge is approved, you will receive written notice to contact our Office for an appointment to appear before a judge to sign the criminal complaint. If the dog owner requests a trial, you will be subpoenaed to appear in court to testify. It will be at least 2½ months from the signing of the complaint to the first trial setting.

Barking Dog Information Form and Petition