The new ordinance is modeled after one in Omaha.
The Bellevue City Council has approved limits on dog tethering.
The council adopted the new ordinance on a 4-2 vote Monday night.
The ordinance will not allow dogs to be tied up longer than 15 minutes outside without supervision by someone 19 or older. The penalty for a first violation is a $100 fine and $250 for a second violation.
The ordinance is aimed at preventing dog aggression and at keeping dogs from being left out too long in the cold, heat or bad weather. The ordinance is modeled after one in Omaha.
Councilwoman Carol Blood proposed the ordinance. She says police and animal control officers won't be patrolling for violators, but they will investigate if complaints are made.