(a)   Any person having the custody, ownership, or control of any vicious dog as defined in Section 505.01, must register such dog with the City of Lorain Police Department on a form to be provided by the City. Said form shall require the following information: name, address and telephone number of the dog's owner; the address where such dog is harbored, if different from the owner's address; the dog's sex and color; rabies certificate and tag number (license) and other distinguishing physical characteristics of the dog, as well as proof of public liability insurance as required by the State for such registration.
   (b)    The registration required by subsection (a) hereof shall be made annually by the person so required and such registration shall be made each year not less than thirty days from the date of the initial registration. The fee for registration shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) per year, for each person required to register any dog irrespective of the number of dogs registered by such person.
   (c)    Whoever violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a first degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment of no more than six months, or both. Each day shall have constituted a separate offense.
(Ord. 176-02.  Passed 10-21-02.)