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6.12.050 License Required

A. Any person owning or having custody or control of one or more dogs in the City shall obtain a license and pay the license fee for custody or control of each such dog over the age of four (4) months. The license fees authorized by this Chapter shall be established by resolution of the City Council. In the event the animal to be licensed has been spayed or neutered, a written statement from a licensed veterinarian must be presented at the time the license is obtained in order to qualify for a reduced fee. The license period shall not extend beyond the remaining period of validity for the current rabies vaccination. A license shall only be issued if the rabies vaccine is current through the entire licensing period. A license shall be purchased for either a six (6) month period or twelve (12) month period. A license shall expire either six (6) months or twelve (12) months from the exact date the license was issued. The license fee shall not apply to any dog kept or maintained exclusively in any dog kennel in the City. No dog license required by this Section shall be transferable. B. Within thirty (30) days of the transfer of ownership of any licensed dog, the person receiving ownership shall obtain a license as set forth in Subsection A of this Section. C. Failure to comply with the provisions of Subsections A and B of this Section may result in the impoundment of the dog or a fine or both.