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A. All dogs within the City of Cle Elum must be licensed and registered if over three months of age. The animal license shall be an annual license that shall expire at midnight on December 31st of each year. Upon payment of the license fee as set forth in Section 6.04.020A., the city shall issue to the owner or the custodian a license fee receipt and a metal tag for each animal so licensed. The license shall be stamped thereon with the city’s name, the current year, and the number corresponding with the number on the issued receipt. Every owner or custodian must provide each dog with a collar to which the license tag must be securely fastened, and must ensure that the collar and tags are worn by the dog at all times. Dog tags are not transferable from one dog to the other. No refund shall be made on any animal license fee as a result of death to the dog or for any other reason.

B. Animal license applications for dogs must include proof of current rabies and distemper immunization.

C. This section shall not apply to dogs brought temporarily into the city.

(Ord. 1342 § 2, 2011)

Editor’s note: Ord. No. 1342, § 1, adopted March 8, 2011, repealed the former § 6.04.030. Section 2 of said ordinance enacted a new § 6.04.030 as set out herein. The former § 6.04.030 pertained to tag and collar and derived from Ord. 822 § 2, adopted 1984; Ord. 651 § 4, adopted 1971.