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Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog or cat over the age of six months within the city shall, within ten days after acquisition of the said dog or cat, acquire a license for each such dog or cat annually by or before January 1 of each year. The said tax shall be delinquent from and after January 10; provided, the possessor of any dog or cat brought into or harbored within the corporate limits subsequent to January 1 of any year shall be liable for the payment of the dog and cat tax levied herein and such tax shall be delinquent if not paid within ten days thereafter. After the ten-day grace period allowed herein, there shall be a penalty of $3 on the licenses subsequently obtained. Licenses shall be issued by the Municipal Clerk upon the payment of a license fee in an amount set by resolution of the City Council. Such resolution shall be on file at the office of the Municipal Clerk. When issued, such license shall not be transferable and no refund will be allowed in case of death, sale or other disposition of the licensed dog or cat. The owner shall state at the time the application is made and upon printed forms provided for such purpose, his or her name and address and the name, breed, color and sex of each dog or cat owned and kept by him or her. A certificate that the dog or cat has had a rabies vaccination, effective for the ensuing year of the license, shall be presented when the license is applied for and no license or tag shall be issued until the certificate is shown.
(Ord. 18-1, passed 6-4-2018)