Chapter 6.08
DOGS--LICENSES

Sections:

6.08.010    Dog licenses.

6.08.020    License year--Application.

6.08.030    Fee and tag.

6.08.040    Lost or destroyed tags.

6.08.050    Exemptions from dog license requirements.

6.08.060    Exhibition of license.

6.08.010 Dog licenses.

A.    Licenses and Tag Required: Every person owning or having charge, care or control over any dog shall, after his dog attains the age of four (4) months, annually secure from the city clerk a license and tag for such dog. The tag shall be attached to a collar or harness upon such dog and during the term of the license shall remain so attached.

B.    Vaccination: Every person owning or having charge, care or control over any dog shall, immediately after his dog attains the age of four (4) months and at intervals of not more than twenty-four (24) months thereafter secure the vaccination of the dog by a licensed veterinarian with a canine antirabies vaccine of a type approved by the state Department of Public Health. No license shall be issued without proof of such vaccination.

C.    Confinement of Dogs Under Four Months: All dogs under four (4) months of age shall be confined to the premises of, or kept under physical restraint by, the person owning, having charge, care or control of such dog; provided, however, that this subsection shall not be construed to prevent the sale or transportation of a puppy four (4) months old or younger. (Ord. 490 §1 (Exh. 2)(part), 2010: Ord. 241 §1(part), 1981).

6.08.020 License year--Application.

The license year for all dogs shall be that established by the county of Monterey (county). Each application for a license shall state the age, sex, color and breed of the dog for which the license is desired and the name and address of the owner. (Ord. 490 §1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010: Ord. 241 §1(part), 1981.)

6.08.030 Fee and tag.

The fees for licensing of dogs within the city of Greenfield (city) shall be those established by the county. (Ord. 490 §1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010: Ord. 241 §1(part), 1981).

6.08.040 Lost or destroyed tags.

In the event any tag issued under the provisions of this chapter is lost, destroyed or mutilated, the owner of the dog for whom it was issued shall obtain a duplicate. (Ord. 490 §1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010: Ord. 241 §1(part), 1981).

6.08.050 Exemptions from dog license requirements.

The provisions of this chapter requiring dog licenses shall not apply to:

A.    Any dog owned by or in the charge or care of a nonresident of the city traveling through the city or temporarily sojourning therein for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, nor to any dog brought to the city exclusively for the purpose of entering the same in a dog show or dog exhibition, and entered for, and kept at any dog show or dog exhibition, provided such dogs are not permitted to run at large;

B.    Any dog owned by a person moving into the city which dog has been currently licensed by the county or by any of the cities of the county, during such time the person was a resident of the city or the county and having attached to its collar or harness a tag evidencing the existing unexpired license for such dog issued by the city or by the county, provided such dog has been vaccinated with a canine antirabies vaccine of a type approved by the state Department of Public Health within the previous twenty-four (24) months. (Ord. 490 §1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010: Ord. 241 §1(part), 1981. Formerly 6.08.070).

6.08.060 Exhibition of license.

No person shall fail or refuse to exhibit the registration of any dog required to be licensed by this chapter when required to do so by the community services officer or any peace officer. A violation of this section is an infraction. (Ord. 490 §1 (Exh. A)(part), 2010: Ord. 241 §1(part), 1981. Formerly 6.08.080).