Chapter 6.16


6.16.010    Permit – Required when.

6.16.020    Exemptions – Animal shelters.

6.16.030    Permit – Issuance conditions.

6.16.040    Annual license fee designated – Renewal.

6.16.010 Permit – Required when.

It is unlawful for any person to erect, establish or maintain any pet shop without first obtaining a permit from the animal control director. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.16.020 Exemptions – Animal shelters.

The provisions of this chapter requiring the payment of an annual license fee shall not apply to an animal shelter maintained and operated by a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals duly incorporated under Title 1, Division 2, part 4 of the Corporations Code of the state, or to the city pound. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.16.030 Permit – Issuance conditions.

A. The granting of the permit required by LMC 6.16.010 shall be in the discretion of the director, who shall take into consideration the type of construction to be employed as it relates to sanitation and the manner in which animals are to be housed, and such zoning regulations as may be in effect or adopted from time to time; provided, that:

l. No permit shall be granted for a pet shop that is not in compliance with the zoning ordinance or other federal, state, or local law; or

2. The application for a permit shall show that odor, noise, dust and drainage from the kennel or pet shop shall not contribute a nuisance or hazard to the public. (Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)

6.16.040 Annual license fee designated – Renewal.

Upon approval of the animal control director, the Administrative Services Director, upon the payment of an annual license fee as set by resolution of the City Council, shall issue to the applicant a license in such form as he may prescribe, and deliver a copy thereof to the animal control director. Such annual license shall be for the calendar year, or any part thereof, during which such kennel is maintained, and shall be due and payable in advance on the first day of January of each year, and shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of the same year; provided, that the permit required by this chapter has not been revoked. (Ord. 2065 § 1(A), 2018; Ord. 1908 § 22, 2010; Ord. 1244 § 2, 1987)