Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Code website reflects the Pennsylvania Code changes effective through 54 Pa.B. 1806 (March 30, 2024).

7 Pa. Code § 27.7. General conditions of registration.

§ 27.7. General conditions of registration.

 (a)  The owner of a dangerous dog registered under this chapter shall comply with § §  27.8, 27.9, 27.11 and 27.12.

 (b)  In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (a), the owner of a dangerous dog shall meet the financial responsibility requirements established at section 503-A(a)(2) of the act (3 P. S. §  459-503-A(a)(2)). In accordance with that section, the dangerous dog owner shall obtain, evidence and maintain one of the following:

   (1)  A surety bond in the amount of $50,000 issued by an insurer authorized to do business within this Commonwealth, payable to a person injured by the dangerous dog.

   (2)  A policy of liability insurance, such as homeowner’s insurance, issued by an insurer authorized to do business within this Commonwealth in the amount of at least $50,000, insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog. The policy shall contain a provision requiring the Secretary to be named as additional insured for the sole purpose of being notified by the insurance company of cancellation, termination or expiration of the liability insurance policy.

 (c)  If the owner of a dangerous dog no longer complies with this section, the Department may revoke the registration of the dangerous dog.

Cross References

   This section cited in 7 Pa. Code §  27.2 (relating to definitions); and 7 Pa. Code §  27.6 (relating to processing of an application).

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Code full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.