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(a) It is the duty of the owner of each dog four months of age or older to obtain from the city a dog license for the privilege of owning such dog, unless such dog shall be temporarily within the possession of a veterinary hospital, pet shop, animal care facility, or humane society. The owner of each dog required to hold a license hereunder shall, when the dog is on the public way, either: (i) ensure the license is visible and securely attached to a collar, harness or similar device worn by the dog, or (ii) upon request by an authorized city official, make available the license for inspection. The license fee for each dog license shall be as set forth in Section 7-12-170.
(b) Upon determining that an owner has violated subsection 7-12-140(a), an authorized city official shall issue a notice of violation. The notice required by this subsection shall either be served by hand upon the person in possession of the animal at the time the violation is identified or sent by first class mail addressed to the owner at the most recent address shown on county rabies vaccination records.
(c) The penalty for any violation of subsection 7-12-140(a) shall be no less than $30.00 and no greater than $200.00. Each day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense to which a separate fine shall apply.
(d) The provisions of Article I of Chapter 2-14 of the Code shall apply to this section.
(Prior code § 98-8; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-01, p. 75777, § 4.2; Amend Coun. J. 2-7-07, p. 98109, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 6-13-07, p. 2873, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 11-19-14, p. 98037, § 9; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. I, § 18)