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Title: 8 - Animals

Chapter: 04 - Dogs

Section: 30 - License requiredfees

The owner of any dog over the age of four months, which is within this county, shall license such dog as provided in this section.

A.   Within thirty days of the acquisition of a dog, or within thirty days of the dog reaching four months of age, the owner shall license such dog.

B.   Annually thereafter the owner of any dog over the age of four months shall procure a license between December 1st and February 1st which shall be effective for the calendar year commencing January 1st following such December 1st.

C.  The amount of dog license fees, penalties for failing to procure a license when required, and provisions for reduced fees based on ability to pay, shall be prescribed by the board of supervisors by resolution. The board of supervisors may prescribe a license fee for hunting packs as defined in Section 8.04.020.

D.  The owner of a dog which has been duly licensed in another California county shall not be required to procure a license for such dog until after the expiration of the license issued by the other county.

E.  The pound master is authorized to waive or modify any penalty, which may be due pursuant to resolution adopted by the board of supervisors if he determines that the circumstances justify such a waiver or modification.

F.   Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter by failing to procure a license when required, or by failing to pay the license fee or any penalty which has been prescribed by the board of supervisors, is guilty of an infraction.


(Ord. 88-17 § 1, 1988: Ord. 80-29 (part), 1980 Ord. 78-35, 1978 Ord. 77-6, 1977 Ord. 75-23 § § 1-3, 1975 Ord. 74-8 § § 4, 5, 1974 Ord. 69-14 § 3, 1969.)