Second Complaint - Noisy Animal

If you have completed the Noisy Animal Complaint Form, we will be sending both you and the animal's owner/caretaker letters about the complaint on the next business day (business days for CCAS are Tuesday through Saturday). The owner/caretaker will have 15 days from the date on the letter to correct the issue. If the issue is not corrected in that time, you can then complete the second complaint process to move this to a citation/hearing.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not submitted a first complaint, you must do so before completing this form. Persons who submit a first complaint will have received an activity number, which is required to complete this form. If you do not have an activity number stemming from a first complaint, this form will not be accepted.

REMINDER: Before you submit the affidavit, make sure that the incident meets the criteria for a noisy animal, which is listed below. Complete definitions can be found in Contra Costa County Ordinance 416-12.202. The noise disturbance must satisfy at least ONE of the following:

  • 30 minutes or more of incessant (non-stop) noise; or
  • 60 minutes or more of accumulated intermittent (on/off) barking in a 24 hour period.

Helpful Definitions

Incessant: Continuing without stopping, or without pause or interruption; unceasing

Intermittent: Occurring in a non-continuous or non-steady fashion. Starting, stopping, and starting again. An occurrence with pauses or interruptions; occasional, sporadic

Submitting This Form: 

You have two options to submit this affidavit:

  1. Download and print the form, fill it out and bring to Contra Costa Animal Services’ Martinez or Pinole offices Tuesday-Sunday10:00am-5:00pm (10:00am-7:00pm on Wednesdays) to be witnessed by a designated CCAS employee. Our office locations are as follows:

    CCAS Martinez
    4800 Imhoff Place
    Martinez, CA 94553

    CCAS Pinole
    910 San Pablo Ave
    Pinole, CA 94564

  2. Download and print the form, fill it out and have it notarized. Send the notarized form to our Martinez office. Be sure to identify on the envelope “Animal Noise.”

Download the Affidavit Form.