Chapter 6.12
LICENSING

Sections:

6.12.005    Registration – Dogs and cats.

6.12.010    Repealed.

6.12.012    Repealed.

6.12.018    License transfer.

6.12.020    Fees.

6.12.030    Tag and collar.

6.12.005 Registration – Dogs and cats.

A. Registration Required. Within the city, no person shall own any dog or cat over the age of six months without registering each dog or cat.

B. Application. Application for a license for a dog or cat shall be made to the police department.

C. Registration. Registration of a dog or cat shall include the name and address of the owner and the name, breed, color, age and sex of the dog or cat, whether the dog or cat is spayed or neutered, the expiration date of its rabies vaccination, rabies certificate number, and the location and description of any identification on the dog or cat.

D. Immunization. The city shall not register a dog or cat unless the dog or cat has been vaccinated with a state of Alaska approved rabies vaccine by a licensed veterinarian, or by a state of Alaska lay rabies vaccinator, and the period of immunization has not expired. Proof of immunization shall be a completed rabies vaccination certificate in the form required by the state of Alaska.

1. If ownership of an animal is transferred and the animal has a current rabies immunization, proof of transfer of ownership or proof of the animal’s identification must be provided when registering the animal. (Ord. 08-001 § 3, 2008)

6.12.010 Application.

Repealed by Ord. 08-001. (Ord. 631 § 6, 2004; Ord. 432 § 5, 1991; Ord. 416 § 4, 1990; Ord. 277 § 4, 1983)

6.12.012 Immunization.

Repealed by Ord. 08-001. (Ord. 631 § 6, 2004; Ord. 432 § 5, 1991; Ord. 416 § 4, 1990; Ord. 277 § 4, 1983)

6.12.018 License transfer.

No person shall use a dog or cat license receipt or license tag issued for one dog or cat on another dog or cat. (Ord. 631 § 6, 2004; Ord. 432 § 5, 1991; Ord. 416 § 4, 1990; Ord. 277 § 4, 1983)

6.12.020 Fees.

The license fee, as established in the current, adopted budget, shall be paid to the city for each dog or cat over six months old and will expire three years from issue date. (Ord. 07-029 § 19, 2007; Ord. 631 § 6, 2004; Ord. 432 § 5, 1991; Ord. 416 § 4, 1990; Ord. 277 § 4, 1983)

6.12.030 Tag and collar.

A. Issuance. Upon complying with the provisions of PMC 6.12.010 and 6.12.020, a numbered receipt and tag stamped with identification and issuing year number shall be issued to the owner for each dog or cat.

B. Placement. Every owner is required to securely fasten the tag to the dog’s or cat’s choke chain, collar or harness. With the following exceptions, the tag must be worn by the dog or cat at all times. When the animal is:

1. Kenneled;

2. Fenced;

3. In harness;

4. In competition; and

5. In training.

C. Lost Tag. In the event that the license tag issued for a dog or cat is lost, the owner may obtain a replacement tag upon the payment of the fee established in the current, adopted budget for the remainder of the license term.

D. A tag is not required by a law enforcement agency police dog. (Ord. 07-029 § 20, 2007; Ord. 631 § 6, 2004; Ord. 432 § 5, 1991; Ord. 416 § 4, 1990; Ord. 277 § 4, 1983)