Chapter 6.04
ANIMAL CONTROL

Sections:

6.04.010    Adoption of Los Angeles County animal control ordinance.

6.04.020    Definitions.

6.04.030    Repeals to the animal control ordinance.

6.04.040    Penalties.

6.04.050    Penalty for dog bites.

6.04.060    Section 10.90.010 amended – Fee schedule.

6.04.010 Adoption of Los Angeles County animal control ordinance.

(A) Subject to the amendments contained in this chapter, Divisions 1, 2, and 3 of Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code (“Animals”), in effect on October 3, 2017, and as they may be amended from time to time, are hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference, and may be cited as the “Animal Control Ordinance” of the City of Palmdale.

(B) In the event there are any inconsistencies between Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code and this chapter pertaining to animal control, the latter shall prevail.

(C) In the event there are any inconsistencies between the Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code and the City’s zoning ordinance relating to the keeping of animals, the latter shall prevail.

(D) At least one copy of the current version of Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code shall be maintained on file in the office of the City Clerk for public inspection. (Ord. 1503 § 1, 2017)

6.04.020 Definitions.

Notwithstanding the definitions provided in Chapter 10.08 of the animal control ordinance, whenever any of the following names or terms is used in the animal control ordinance and this chapter, each such name or term shall be deemed or construed to have the meaning ascribed to it in this section as follows:

(A) “Board of Supervisors” shall mean the City Council of the City of Palmdale.

(B) “City” shall mean the City of Palmdale.

(C) “County” or “County of Los Angeles” or “unincorporated territory of Los Angeles County” shall mean the City of Palmdale.

(D) “Owner” shall mean any person who holds the license to the animal, or, if the animal is not licensed, the person legally entitled to possession of the animal, or any person with primary responsibility for the care of the animal. An owner shall also include any adult person who has possession of, or who exercises control over, an animal. (Ord. 1503 § 1, 2017)

6.04.030 Repeals to the animal control ordinance.

Notwithstanding the provisions of PMC 6.04.010, the following provisions of the animal control ordinance are hereby repealed: Section 10.04.060 (“Penalty: General”) and Section 10.84.030 (“Penalty: Predator Animals”). (Ord. 1503 § 1, 2017)

6.04.040 Penalties.

Any person violating or failing to comply with any provision, regulation, or requirement of the animal control ordinance or of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a violation pursuant to Chapter 1.12 PMC. (Ord. 1503 § 1, 2017)

6.04.050 Penalty for dog bites.

Notwithstanding the provisions of PMC 6.04.010(A), Section 10.37.180 of the animal control ordinance is hereby amended to read as follows:

10.37.180 Penalty for dog bites. In addition to the conditions and restrictions imposed on the ownership of potentially dangerous and vicious dogs set forth in this chapter, an owner or custodian of a dog who permits, allows or causes a dog to run, stray or be uncontrolled or at large upon a public street, sidewalk, park or other public property, or in or upon the private property of another person, is guilty of a public offense punishable pursuant to Chapter 1.12 of this Code if such dog bites, attacks or causes injury to any person or to a domestic animal.

(Ord. 1503 § 1, 2017)

6.04.060 Section 10.90.010 amended – Fee schedule.

Section 10.90.010 of the County animal control ordinance is deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

10.90.010 Fee schedule.

A. The fees required to be paid for all services and activities set forth in Title 10 shall be established by resolution of the City Council.

B. The Director may waive any fees in cases of undue hardship.

(Ord. 1503 § 1, 2017)