Chapter 20.28
KENNELS

Sections:

20.28.010    Kennels – Generally.

20.28.020    Kennel license – Required.

20.28.030    Kennel license fee.

20.28.010 Kennels – Generally.

a. No kennel shall be maintained or operated in such a manner as to constitute a nuisance to persons owning or occupying land in the vicinity of the land on which the kennel facility is operated or maintained.

b. Any complaint that a kennel is in violation of this chapter shall be referred to the Animal Control Officer. The Animal Control Officer may inspect the facilities to determine whether such kennel constitutes a health hazard, nuisance or otherwise violates this chapter. Such inspection shall be completed within seven days of the complaint.

c. If the Animal Control Officer determines that the kennel complained of is a health hazard, violates this chapter, or is a public nuisance, or that dogs may not be safely kept therein, the owner shall be notified and shall be granted a reasonable length of time within which to remedy any deficiencies found and to comply with requirements of this chapter.

d. If, upon a second inspection after the expiration of the time granted in the notice, the kennel is still in violation, the Animal Control Officer may then revoke any license previously issued for such kennel. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 16, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].

20.28.020 Kennel license – Required.

a. No person may own or operate a kennel without first obtaining a kennel license. Application for a kennel license shall be made to the Animal Control Officer.

b. Before a kennel license is issued, the Animal Control Officer shall inspect the kennel to confirm that the kennel:

1. Has adequate shelter for the dogs from the elements;

2. Has adequate provisions for keeping the dogs on the owner’s premises; and

3. Has adequate provisions for keeping the premises in a sanitary condition.

Upon finding that the kennel is in compliance with this chapter, the Animal Control Officer shall issue the license. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 16, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].

20.28.030 Kennel license fee.

A kennel license shall be issued for a period of two years that begins on January 1st of an even-numbered year and ends on December 31st of the following odd-numbered year. The full license fee shall be payable for a kennel license that is issued at any time from January 1st of an even-numbered year through June 30th of the following odd-numbered year, and the fee for a kennel license that is issued in an odd-numbered year on or after July 1st shall be one-half of the full license fee. The kennel license fee shall be in lieu of a dog license fee for each individual dog that is kept at the kennel; however, each dog that is kept at the kennel shall be subject to all other requirements for the issuance of a dog license. Each animal kept at the kennel shall be considered licensed under the kennel license so long as it remains at the kennel. The owner of a dog that will remain in the City must obtain a dog license for the dog when it ceases to be kept at the kennel. [Ord. 16-38(S)(A) § 16, 2016; Ord. 88-1, 1988].