License Application.  Any person desiring to keep, maintain, or have in his custody or control within the municipal limits of the City any cat or dog shall, within seven days of acquiring such pet and thereafter every year, submit to the City Finance Office a Pet License Application.  A valid rabies certificate shall accompany each application, stating the name of the veterinarian who administered the inoculation, the date it was given, and the length of time during which such inoculation will be effective, which shall be at least as long as the license period.  

ANIMAL LICENSE FORM 

License Fee - Each Pet License Application shall be submitted with a license fee according to the following schedule:

Neutered/spayed car or dog:           $5.00
Unneutered/unspayed cat or dog:  $10.00 

ANIMALS AT LARGE - 
It shall be deemed a violation for any person who owns or who has under his care any animal to allow said animal to run at large.  Any animal shall either be on a leash or tether controlled by a person, or properly secured to a leash which has been tied to an immovable object, or confined within an 
enclosure sufficient to keep said animal restrained from escaping such enclosure.  No animal shall be leashed to an immovable object so as to permit the animal to walk on or over any public sidewalk or street, or any property of another person other than that of the owner of said animal. Any person that controls or restrains any animal by hand, leash or tether shall be physically capable of effecting positive physical control and restraint of the animal at all times.  Any animal not confined by leash, tether, or enclosure as set forth herein, is hereby declared to be running at large and is hereby declared to be a public nuisance.

The fine for an animal running at large is $100.00.  The owner of the animal found in violation may, within eleven business days of the time when the notice of violation was given, pay to the office of the Finance Officer, as fine for and in full satisfaction of the violation, the sum of $100.00, thereafter the fine shall be increased to $150.00. Upon failure of the owner to pay either of the sums to the office of the Finance Officer within twenty-two business days from the notice of violation, the fine shall be increased to $215.00 plus court costs, which fine may be collected by the Magistrate Court.  The owner also has the right to contest the charges or plead "not guilty" within the time periods indicated above, and have the matter transferred to Magistrate Court.  If the animal has been declared a dangerous or vicious animal, the fine amount shall be doubled.  

DISTURBING THE PEACE.  It shall be deemed a violation for any person owning or possessing any animal to suffer or permit such animal to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood by barking, howling, crowing, crying, or making other loud or unusual noises.  It shall be the duty of any person in possession of any such animal which disturbs the peace and quiet to dispose of the disturbance even if disposing of the animal is the only effective means.  If the event that an animal is making any noise to disturb the peace and quiet of a neighborhood and the person owning or having the care or custody or control over the animal cannot be found to remedy the disturbance or, if found, refuses or fails to remedy the disturbance, then the animal may be impounded.

ANIMAL EXCRETA - Anyone walking an animal on public or private property other than his own must carry with him visible means of cleaning up any excreta left by the animal.  The fine for not promptly removing and properly disposing any excreta is $50.00. The owner of the animal found in violation may, within eleven business days of the time when the notice of violation was given, pay to the office of the Finance Officer, as fine for and in full satisfaction of the violation, the sum of $50.00, thereafter the fine shall be increased to $100.00. Upon failure of the owner to pay either of the sums to the office of the Finance Officer within twenty-two business days from the notice of violation, the fine shall be increased to $215.00 plus court costs, which fine may be collected by the Magistrate Court.  The owner also has the right to contest the charges or plead "not guilty" within the time periods indicated above, and have the matter transferred to Magistrate Court.    

NUMBER OF DOGS AND CATS LIMITED - No person, or group of persons shall own, harbor, or keep more than five dogs or five cats, nor any combination of dogs and cats greater than five in number, over the age of six months old, at any one location (in or on property or vehicles owned, rented, leased or occupied by said person or group of persons) within the municipal limits of the City unless said dogs and/or cats are kept in a kennel, pet boarding facility, or veterinary clinic that complies with the City's zoning regulations.