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A. Required: All dogs must be licensed each year.
B. Time Limit To Obtain: Any person owning, possessing or harboring any dog shall obtain a license for such animal within thirty (30) days after the dog reaches the age of six (6) months, or in the case of a dog over six (6) months, within five (5) days of acquisition of the dog.
C. Application: License application must be submitted annually to the city office, utilizing a standard form which requests the name, address, telephone number of applicant; breed, sex, color and age of dog; and rabies information. The application shall be accompanied by the prescribed license fee and by current rabies vaccination certificate. Rabies vaccination shall be current and given by a licensed veterinarian.
D. Fees: License fees shall be due and payable at the time of submitting the license required in this section. The fees shall be as established and may be amended from time to time by resolution of the city council.
E. Effective Date: The license shall be effective from the date of purchase through the end of December of the same calendar year. The new license must be purchased between January 1 and the end of February, after which the late fee shall be imposed. (Ord. 99-09, 9-1-1999)
F. Kennels: Any person owning, possessing, maintaining or caring for four (4) or more dogs and/or cats over the age of four (4) months shall constitute operation of a kennel and shall be required to pay the kennel license fee. Any person having two (2) or more dogs and/or cats for the purpose of breeding and selling pedigreed offspring shall constitute operating a kennel and shall pay the required kennel fee, which is as established and as may be amended from time to time by resolution of the city council. Any person having over five (5) dogs and/or cats shall constitute boarding and shall not be permitted in residential zones, nor within two hundred feet (200') of residential zones. (Ord. 2011-07, 7-6-2011)