- A license is required for any person to have a dog over the age of 4 months. For owners under the age of 65 years, the license fee for animals who are spayed or neutered is one-tenth the cost of the fee for animals who are not sterilized. All owners 65 years and older pay a reduced fee, but those whose animals are spayed or neutered pay one-half the fee of those whose animals who are not sterilized.
7-12-140 License required.
(a) It is the duty of the owner of each dog four months of age or older to obtain from the city a dog license for the privilege of owning such dog, unless such dog shall be temporarily within the possession of a veterinary hospital, pet shop, animal care facility, or humane society. The license fee for each dog license shall be as set forth in Section 7-12-170.
7-12-170 License fees.
(a) A dog license may be issued for either a one-year or three-year period as limited by subsection (e) of this section. The fee shall be paid at the time of the issuance of the license and shall be as follows:
Male or female, not sterilized: One-Year Fee $50.00, Three-Year Fee $150.00
Male or female, sterilized: One-Year Fee $5.00, Three-Year Fee $15.00
except that owners 65 years of age or older shall be charged as follows:
Male or female, not sterilized: One-Year Fee $5.00, Three-Year Fee $15.00
Male or female, sterilized: One-Year Fee $2.50, Three-Year Fee $7.50
(b) The fee for a replacement license shall be one- half of the original fee, or $20.00, whichever is less.
(c) No fee shall be charged for:
(1) any service dog which is properly trained to guide or otherwise assist a blind person; or
(2) any dog which is the property of any subdivision of local, state or federal government.
(d) Each dog license issued after July 1, 2008 shall expire at the end of the applicable one or three year period or on the expiration date of the certificate of inoculation that is in effect at the time the dog license is issued, whichever is earlier.
(Prior code § 98-8.3; Amend Coun. J. 12-12-01, p. 75777, § 4.3; Amend Coun. J. 7-26-06, p. 81829, § 3; Amend Coun. J. 6-13-07, p. 2873, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 6-13-07, p. 2891, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 7-30-08, p. 34890, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 5-9-12, p. 26724, § 1)