Does my pet(s) have to have a license?

(10-1-7) All dogs and cats over three (3) months of age shall be licensed as provided herein. Application for a dog or cat license shall be made to the licensing authority and shall state the name, address and telephone number of the owner(s); the name, breed, color, age and sex of the dog or cat; and a certificate of rabies vaccination issued by the licensing authority.

Applicants shall pay the following license fees:

  • Annual -- neutered or restrained: $10.00 per year for each neutered or restrained dog or cat; or (Ord. No. 5411, §1, 12-19-05)
  • Lifetime -- neutered: $20.00 for each neutered dog or cat provided the animal is vaccinated annually for rabies as evidenced by a current certificate of rabies vaccination.

Failure to have the animal vaccinated annually will result in revocation of the lifetime license. Un-neutered animals shall not be eligible for a lifetime license.

Application for a license must be made within thirty (30) days after obtaining a dog or cat over three (3) months of age, or within thirty (30) days of establishing residence in the city. This requirement will not apply to a nonresident keeping a dog or cat within the city for no longer than sixty (60) days.

For registered dogs serving the blind or deaf or government owned dogs used for law enforcement, licensing fees shall be waived. All other licensing and vaccination provisions shall apply.

The licensing period shall be for one year and shall be concurrent with the rabies vaccination.

The licensing authority shall include licensed veterinarians who are hereby empowered to collect the license fee and issue a dog or cat license and a durable metal tag at the time a dog or cat is vaccinated for rabies. Dog or cat license receipts shall be collected from such veterinarians by the city clerk on at least a quarterly basis.

Tags must be attached to the collar or harness of the dog or cat and be worn at all times. Tags are not transferable from one dog or cat to another.

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4. When will an animal become available for adoption?
5. How much are adoption fees?
6. When do I need to keep my pet contained?
7. Why is it important to microchip my pet(s)?
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