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Animal Control

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Tipton County Animal Control is now providing animal control services in the City of Covington.

Tipton County Animal Shelter is located at 8621 Highway 51 S., Brighton, TN 38011.

They may be contacted: 

Phone: 901-837-5919


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  • The Street Department will remove dead animals on city property/streets only.  If the dead animal is on private property, it should be placed in a garbage bag and taken to the curb. Call 901-476-7191, ext. 1009 to report.  They are only picked up during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm.

Dogs Being Noisy

  • Noisy animals may be reported to Covington Police Department during regular business hours or after hours and weekends to the Covington Police Dispatch at 901-475-4300.
  • Quiet hours are between 11pm and 7am per CMC11.202.1.D

Surrender Animals

  • You may surrender your animal by taking them to the Tipton County Animal Control located at 8279 Highway 51 S, Brighton, TN.  The telephone number there is 901-837-5919.  

Dogs Running Loose

  • There is a leash law in the city limits of Covington. All dogs MUST be kept on a leash unless in a fenced in backyard.