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File #: 2007-0547    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 10/22/2007 In control: Operating Budget, Fiscal Management and Mental Health Committee
On agenda: 11/5/2007 Final action: 2/4/2008
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to pet license requirements; amending Ordinance 7416, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 11.04.035 and prescribing penalties.
Sponsors: Bob Ferguson
Indexes: Animals, Budget, Fees
Code sections: 11.04.030 - , 11.04.035 -
Attachments: 1. 2007-0547 Fiscal Note.xls, 2. 2007-0547 Hearing Notice.doc, 3. 2007-0547 Index to the 2008 Proposed Ordinance.xls, 4. 2007-0547 King County Administrative Policies and Procedures Accepting Electronic Payments FIN 8-5 (AEP).doc, 5. 2007-0547 Regulatory Note.doc, 6. 2007-0547 REVISED Staff Report from 11-08-07 OBFMMHC - Zero Tolerance Policy.doc, 7. 2007-0547 Staff Report for 11-7&8-07 OBFMMHC ~ Zero Tolerance Policy.doc, 8. 2007-0547 Transmittal Letter.doc
Staff: Cope, Marilyn
Drafter
Clerk 10/15/2007
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to pet license requirements; amending Ordinance 7416, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 11.04.035 and prescribing penalties.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Section 2 of this ordinance proposes to implement a pet license penalty to reinforce animal and pet license compliance and help cover cost increases in the administration and operation of the animal care and control section of the records, elections and licensing services division.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 7416, Section 2, as amended, and 11.04.030 and 11.04.035 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
11.04.030 Pet licenses - required - issuance - penalty - fee use - improper checks - exceptions.
A. All dogs and cats eight weeks old and older that are harbored, kept or maintained in King County shall be licensed and registered annually.
B. Pet licenses shall be issued by the animal care and control section and may be issued by veterinarians, pet shops, catteries and kennels and other approved locations upon application and the payment of a license fee made payable to the department of finance according to the schedule provided in K.C.C. 11.04.035 of this chapter.
1. Pet licenses for unaltered dogs and cats shall be valid for a term of one year from issuance, expiring on the last day of the twelfth month. Pet licenses for altered dogs and cats shall be valid for one year, expiring on the last day of the twelfth month. There is no proration of any license fees. Renewal licenses shall retain the original expiration period whether renewed before, on or after their respective renewal months.
2. Juvenile licenses must be obtained for pets from eight weeks to six months old.
3. King County residents sixty-five years old or older may purchase a special permanent license for the lifetime of cats or dogs that are neutered or spayed and for which they are the registered owners when the animals are mai...

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