City of Higginsville, MO
Lafayette County
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[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
No person shall own, keep or harbor any dog within the City limits unless such dog is licensed under the provision of this Article.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
Written application for a license required by this Article shall be made to the City Collector and shall state the name, address and telephone number of the owner and the name, breed, color, sex and distinguishing marks of the dog.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The annual fees for a license required by this Article shall be two dollars ($2.00) for a male dog or spayed female dog and five dollars ($5.00) for an unspayed female dog. The license fee shall be paid to the City Collector at the time of making application for the license.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
All dog licenses shall be issued for one (1) year beginning with the first day of May. The owner may apply for the license during May without penalty for the delay but when an application which should have been made by the first day of May is not made until after the last day of May, the license fee shall be increased by fifty percent (50%). If the applicant became the owner of the dog after the first day of May, the license fee may be prorated to the nearest quarter and the penalty for delinquency shall be added thirty (30) days after the date when the license should have been procured.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The owner, at the time of the application for a dog license, shall deliver to the City Collector a written memorandum, signed by a licensed veterinarian, stating the name and address of the owner, the name, breed, color and sex of the dog, and the date of the last vaccination of the dog for rabies. The City Collector shall not issue a license unless the dog, as shown by the memorandum of the veterinarian, has been vaccinated for rabies and has at least one (1) full year remaining of a three-year term on said vaccination, beginning with the date of the veterinarian's certificate.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The City Collector shall issue a receipt and a numbered metallic or plastic tag for each dog licensed pursuant to this Article and shall maintain for three (3) years, two (2) records of such receipts and tags, one arranged alphabetically by the name of the dog owner and the other arranged numerically by tag number. Such records shall be open to public inspection at all business hours.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The owner shall keep on the dog at all times when the dog is not inside a private building a collar or harness, and the tag issued pursuant to this Article shall be affixed to the collar or harness in such a manner that the tag can be easily seen.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
No person shall use any dog tag for any dog other than the dog for which it was issued.
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
If a license issued pursuant to this Article is destroyed or lost, a duplicate or replacement license may be obtained from the City Collector for a fee of fifty cents ($0.50).
[Ord. No. 2571 §2, 3-2-2015]
The provisions of this Article shall not apply to non-residents of the City unless they keep a dog within the City for more than thirty (30) days.