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Each owner of a horse shall pay a license fee for the privilege of keeping, stabling, or otherwise maintaining the horse within the city.
The license fee shall be $25.00 for each year or any portion thereof and shall be due on the first day of May of each year or at such later date as the horse is acquired, and shall expire on the thirtieth day of April.
A tag shall be issued in evidence of payment of the license fee, and shall be affixed to the rein or saddle whenever the horse is on a public way. The Executive Director or an animal control officer may demand proof of the license from the owner at any time or at any place when the horse is within the city.
This licensing requirement shall not apply to horses owned by, or in the charge or care of nonresidents traveling through the City of Chicago or temporarily living therein; however, any person keeping or harboring any horse for 15 consecutive days within the city shall be considered a resident owner and shall comply with all licensing requirements. A horse which is the property of any subdivision of local, state or federal government shall be issued a complimentary license.
(Prior code § 98-9; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 4.1; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. I, § 24; Amend Coun. J. 4-24-20, p. 15498, § 9)