(A)   Except as hereinafter expressly provided, all persons owning, or keeping any canine within the corporate limits, more than three months old, shall annually register it with the city and apply for a license for such canine. The registration fee shall be $5 per canine. The fee shall be due and payable within five days after the acquisition of such canine or the canine reaching three months of age and from that point forward for the canine’s life span within the city shall be renewed annually within five days of the original registration/expiration date. The city shall issue an annual license and tag for each canine whose owner pays the above registration fee and exhibits current proof of vaccination(s).
   (B)   (1)   Said proof of vaccination shall display the true and actual breed of said canine(s) or said canine(s) shall be presented for visual verification before the City Administration and/or Animal Control. If said canine(s) after visual inspection of Animal Control is deemed to present characteristics as set forth in Ord. 815 amending and adding the requirement of DNA testing.
      (2)   No person shall own, keep or harbor any dog which does not at all times wear current license and vaccination tags.
      (3)   In the event the license tag is lost, the city shall issue a duplicate tag for a fee of $2.
(1994 Code, § 10-202)  (Ord. 486, passed 4-1-1993; Ord. 494, passed 9-2-1993; Ord. 832, passed 4-22-2019)   Penalty, see § 90.99