6.08.020: LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
   A.   License Required:
      1.   Any person who shall own or keep any dog within the City limits shall first obtain a license therefor in compliance with this chapter;
         a.   Provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any person visiting in the City for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, any nonresident of the City not maintaining a dog within the City limits, or the owner of any dog under four (4) months of age.
      2.   It shall be unlawful for any person to own or keep a vicious dog within the City limits prior to the issuance of a City of Payette dog license. No license shall be issued to the owner of any vicious dog prior to complete compliance with all sections of this chapter. Compliance with this chapter shall be verified by the Chief of Police, or his designee.
   B.   Dog License Fees: The City Clerk, or a designee, is hereby authorized to issue a license to any owner or person having charge of any dog over four (4) months of age within the City upon payment as set by resolution per head for each dog. Owners presenting veterinary certification that the dog has been spayed or neutered will pay a fee as set by resolution. Persons who are at least sixty two (62) years of age will pay a fee as set by resolution per head to license their spayed/neutered dog(s). Dogs which have not been spayed or neutered are not eligible for a reduced license fee. All licenses issued will be valid from the date of issue and will expire on March 31 of each year.
   C.   Vaccinations: Any owner or person having charge of any dog over four (4) months of age within the City shall be required to have the dog vaccinated for rabies and to keep such vaccinations current. If owner does not provide proof of such vaccination upon receiving a license, owner shall sign application for license under penalty of perjury that required rabies vaccinations are current for each dog licensed. This section does not apply to vicious dogs.
   D.   Vicious Dog License Fees: The City Clerk, or a designee, is hereby authorized to issue a license to any person showing compliance with all requirements of this chapter, and upon payment as set by resolution per head for each vicious dog. Vicious dogs are not eligible for a reduced license fee. All licenses issued will be valid from the date of issue and will expire on March 31 of each year.
   E.   Due Date: Such license fees shall be due and payable on April 1 of each year, except as hereinafter provided.
   F.   Penalty And Exceptions: If any license fee is not paid on or before April 1 of each year, the City Clerk shall collect a penalty in addition to said license fee in the sum as set by resolution; provided, however, that any dog born subsequent to April 1 of any year shall be licensed by the payment of the appropriate license fee, without penalty, within four (4) months after its birth, and thereafter the penalty shall be added as hereinbefore set forth, and any dog brought into the City subsequent to April 1 of any year shall be licensed by the payment of the appropriate license fee, without penalty, within thirty (30) days after being brought into the City, and thereafter the penalty shall be added as hereinbefore set forth. (Ord. 1447, 2018: Ord. 1427, 2017)