If a citizen would like to report a noise complaint regarding barking dogs or roosters, they should file a complaint with Municipal Court. The citizen can do this in person by going to the 2nd floor of the Municipal Court building at 700 E 7th St. They can also fill out the Citizen Complain Form for noisy animals located at the Municipal Court Website. Once the form is filled out they may bring the form to the Municipal Court, email it or mail the form to P.O. Box 2135, Austin, TX 78768-2135.
If the citizen would like a copy of the procedure on how to file a formal complaint with Municipal Court, they will need to contact the court at 512-974-4800.
An officer is no longer required to be called out to the scene as this is considered a civil matter. The citizen is highly encouraged to file a complaint with the municipal court to get a resolution. However, if the citizen insists on talking to the police, they follow the APD-Non Emergency procedure, calling 3-1-1 or (512) 974-5000.