Chapter 6.08


6.08.010    Powers and duties – Enforcement of state regulations – Peace officer powers.

6.08.020    Enforcement of LMC Title 6 provisions.

6.08.030    Delegation of powers.

6.08.040    Inspection – Right of entry.

6.08.050    Exhibition of licenses required when.

6.08.010 Powers and duties – Enforcement of state regulations – Peace officer powers.

A. The animal control officer shall be vested with peace officer powers while in the performance of his duties. The officer’s duties shall include, but are not limited to, enforcing all state and city laws relating to the care, treatment and impounding of animals. The officer shall also be vested with the powers of deputy health officer pursuant to state law.

B. The animal control officer shall make necessary arrests for violations of any of the provisions of this title. He shall enforce state laws relating to animals. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.08.020 Enforcement of LMC Title 6 provisions.

It is made the duty of the director to enforce any other sections of this chapter, whether enumerated as a duty or not. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.08.030 Delegation of powers.

Whenever a power is granted to, or a duty is imposed upon, the director or other public officer, the power may be exercised or the duty may be performed by a deputy of the officer or by a person authorized, pursuant to law, by the officer, unless expressly provided otherwise by this title. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.08.040 Inspection – Right of entry.

Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any of the provisions of this title, or whenever the animal control director or an animal control officer has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises any condition which is in violation of this title, he may enter such building or premises at any reasonable time to inspect the same or to perform his duties as outlined in this chapter; provided, that if such building or premises is occupied, he shall first present proper credentials and demand entry, and if such building or premises is unoccupied, he shall first make a reasonable effort to locate the owner or some other person having charge or control of the building or premises, and demand entry. If such entry is refused, the enforcing official, or his representative shall have recourse to every remedy provided by law to secure entry. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.08.050 Exhibition of licenses required when.

No person shall fail or refuse to exhibit the registration of any animal required to be licensed by this chapter when required to do so by the director or an officer. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)