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A. Citations; Payment In Lieu Of Court Appearance: The uniform citation shall be used by the animal control officers, peace officers and City Clerk in the enforcement of this chapter. Fines of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or less may be paid by mail. All other fines or penalties shall require a court appearance. Any offense hereunder may be prosecuted by complaint. (1952 Code § 6-07-15)
B. Administrative Procedure:
1. In order to eliminate burdening the court system with violations of dog licensing and running at large ordinances, and as a convenience to the public, the named defendant on the uniform citation alleging such a violation under this chapter may pay the fixed penalty, including any required license fees, to the City Clerk within ten (10) days of the issuance of the uniform citation. The following license fees and fixed penalties shall be imposed for violations of dog licensing and running at large ordinances under this chapter:
a. If any dog is licensed, but the dog's license tag is not attached to its collar as required by subsection 5-1-4D of this chapter, a penalty of ten dollars ($10.00).
c. If any dog is found running at large in violation of subsection 5-1-4E of this chapter, a penalty of twenty five dollars ($25.00) for the first dog running at large ordinance violation, and, within any calendar year, fifty dollars ($50.00) for a second dog running at large ordinance violation. Any subsequent violation in any calendar year shall be at the discretion of the court.
2. All fees and penalties collected as prescribed by subsection B1 of this section shall be accounted for in the time and manner provided by subsection 5-1-2B of this chapter.
3. In the event payment is not made in accordance with the administrative procedure set out herein, the uniform citation alleging an ordinance violation shall be filed in the Magistrate Division of the District Court. (1952 Code § 6-07-36)