Town of Gretna - Code of Ordinances

Chapter 14 - Animal Control

The following partial sections pertain to the Town's Leash Law and Defecation on Others Property


Section 9-14-6   Keeping dogs under restraint; leash law.

A.         It shall be unlawful for the owner or custodian of any dog to permit the dog to go upon any Town park, public street, sidewalk or right-of-way, unless it is kept secured by a leash or lead or other means of restraint not harmful or injurious to the dog and under the control of a responsible person capable of physically restraining the dog. 

B.         Any person who does not restrain his dog in accord with this section, whether such person be the owner or custodian of such dog, shall be guilty of a class 3 misdemeanor.

Section 9-14-9  Defecation

It shall be unlawful for any owner or person in control of any animal, including, but not limited to dogs and cats, to:

A.         Allow any animal to defecate on the property of other persons without their consent or that of the authorized agent or person having control of the premises;


The full Animal Control Ordinance can be found here:  files/Animal_Control_Code_2017.pdf



As of September 1, 2017 the following utility rates are in effect.


Now here is something you don’t see every day. Although no one alive really knows for sure, but the thought is that this photo was taken right around the late 1890’s. This obviously is the old City Market building which now houses the Gretna Little Theater. Notice the road, or should I say lack thereof, it appears to be simply mud and rocks. I was told that the second story ramp exiting the building was used for  unloading the goods that had been sold. There was a similar ramp in the rear of the building that went from the third floor to the railroad tracks that was used to unload the goods from the freight cars into the building. That ramp would have been about 30 feet or so off the ground. I wanted to share this with everyone so that we could get a look at the way things were back in the day. If you know of anyone that has older photos of anything in or near Gretna, I sure would appreciate a copy for the records. We don’t know where we are going unless we know where we have been. Remember to surprise someone with a random act of kindness.

- David Lilly, Town Manager