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It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep or have control of any dog without having obtained a current San Francisco license for the dog, which license shall be renewed no later than 30 days after the date of expiration, as herein provided.
(a) Every person owning, keeping or having control of any dog over the age of four months within the City and County of San Francisco shall within 30 days after the dog attains the age of four months or within 30 days of obtaining the dog, obtain a current license for each dog so owned, kept or controlled.
(b) New residents shall have 30 days in which to acquire a current San Francisco license for each dog owned, kept or controlled within the City and County.
(c) A dog license shall be issued upon payment, in advance, of a license fee and upon satisfactory proof of antirabies vaccination and shall be valid for a specified term from the date of issuance, all as provided in Section 41.18. The Department of Animal Care and Control, the Tax Collector and any other authorized licensing entity is authorized to charge, and any person requesting a license shall pay, a fee for each license, according to the following scale and subject to the exceptions set forth in this Article:
(1) $50 for a one-year license;
(2) $95 for a two-year license;
(3) $140 for a three-year license, issued only upon proof that the dog is 12 months of age or older.
Notwithstanding San Francisco Administrative Code section 10.100-23, license fees shall be used to defray the costs associated with issuance of licenses, including personnel costs. A schedule of license fees shall be posted conspicuously on the premises of the Department of Animal Care and Control, in the office of the Tax Collector, and at any other authorized licensing entity charged with the collection of license fees.
(Added by Ord. 280-92, App. 8/31/92; amended by Ord. 472-96, App. 12/13/96; Ord. 2-02, File No. 010491, App. 1/18/2002; Ord. 153-02, File No. 021077, App. 7/12/2002; Ord. 164-10, File No. 100712, App. 7/7/2010)