ORDINANCE NO. 3-306
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA, PROVIDING FOR THE LICENSING OF DOGS; PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF THIS ORDINANCE IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF ANTELOPE COUNTY, NEBRASKA; AND PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE.
Be it ordained and enacted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Elgin, State of Nebraska, as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 3-306(1). LICENSING OF DOGS
Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog over the age of four months within the City shall, within 30 days after acquisition of the said dog, acquire a license for each such dog annually on or before the 1st day of May of each year. The tax shall be delinquent from and after May 10th ; provided, the possessor of any dog brought into or harbored within the corporate limits subsequent to May 1 st of any year shall be liable for the payment of the dog tax levied herein and such tax shall be delinquent if not paid within ten days thereafter .
Licenses shall be issued by the City clerk or other person designated by the City Board upon the payment of a license fee in the sum of $15.00 for each dog. Said license shall not be transferable and no refund will be allowed in case of death, sale or other disposition of the licensed dog. At the time the application is made, upon printed forms provided for such purpose, the owner shall state his /her name and address and the name, breed, color and sex of each dog owned and kept by him/her. A certificate that the dog has had a rabies shot, effective for the ensuing year of the license, shall be presented with the license application and no license or tag shall be issued until the certificate is shown.
Upon the payment of the license fee, the City clerk shall issue to the owner of the dog a license certificate and a metallic tag for each dog so licensed. The metallic tag shall be properly attached to the collar or harness of each dog so licensed and shall entitle the owner to keep or harbor the said dog until the 30th day of April following such licensing. In the event that a license tag is lost, and upon satisfactory evidence that the original tag was issued in accordance with the provisions herein, the City clerk shall issue a duplicate or new tag for the balance of the year for which the license ta x has been paid. All license fees and collections shall be immediately credited to the General Fund. It shall be the duty of the City clerk to issue tags of a suitable design that are different in appearance each year.
ORDINANCE 3-306(2). WRONGFUL LICENSING.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, keeper or harborer of any dog to permit or allow such dog to wear any license, metallic tag or other City identification than that issued by the City clerk for dogs .
ORDINANCE 3-306(3). REMOVAL OF TAGS.
It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or cause to be removed the collars, harness or metallic tag from any licensed dog without the consent of the owner, keeper or possessor thereof.
ORDINANCE 3-306(4). UNLICENSED DOGS.
All dogs found running at large upon the streets and public grounds of the City without a current license tag affixed as required in this article are hereby declared a public nuisance and shall be impounded pursuant to this Chapter and the owner thereof shall be fined pursuant to this Chapter.
Approved and passed by the governing body of the City of Elgin, Nebraska, this 1st day of July, 2013
CITY OF ELGIN, NEBRASKA
BY Mike Schmitt
Vicki S. Miller
PUBLISH: July 10, 2013
ORDINANCE NO. 3-306