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Dog License

The City Clerk’s Office is please to announce some great news for dog owners!!!!!  
Beginning May 1, 2019, you can purchase a multi-year license for your dog!  Depending on your dog’s rabies due date, you may purchase a single-year, two-year or three-year license.
 
All dogs 6 months and older must be licensed.  Licenses for 2019 will be available for sale in the month May and are due by June 1st.  A dog license can be purchased in the City Clerk’s Office Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   You must present a current rabies certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian.   The Rabies Certificate must state the date the shot was given and when it is due again.   It must also include the correct owner/address information. 
 
DOG LICENSE FEES:          One Year                              Two Year                             Three Year
Rabies exp <                         6/1/2020                                6/1/2021                                6/1/2022                             
May 1st to June 1st               $10.00                                   $19.00                                   $28.00  
Senior*                                   $ 8.00                                    $15.00                                   $22.00
 
*Senior rate is available to owners who are age 62 by June 1st of the current year.
A $6.00 late fee will be imposed if not purchased by the due date of June 1st.
 
Example:  If your dog’s Rabies expires 4/30/2021 you may purchase a one or two-year license
                    If the owner is 62 by 6/1/2019 you qualify for the Senior discount
 
ALSO:  Please note recent Ordinance changes defining proper shelter for animals:
610.06  CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; POISONING ANIMALS.
   (a)   No owner or other person having the possession, care, custody or control of any animal shall fail to provide such animal with sufficient, good food and water daily, proper shelter and protection from the weather, defined as fully enclosed sides, with proper ingress & egress, and a floor and roof, with clean dry hay or blankets for warmth, veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering and humane care and treatment.  No person shall beat, cruelly ill-treat, torment, overload, overwork or otherwise abuse any animal.
 
If you have any questions of concerns, please feel free to contact my office at 313-386-1800 ext. 1248.