Licensing Information

Sec. 6.04.050. Dog licensing, Requirement Tag Licensing, and fee exemptions.

A. Dog licensing
Any person owning a dog within the city shall license the dog pursuant to the following provisions:
  • Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the owner or custodian of any dog shall obtain a license for the animal within thirty days after the dog reaches the age of 4 months, or, in the case of a dog over 4 months, within 10 days of the acquisition of the dog. Persons seeking dog licenses shall be 18 years of age or older.
  • License applications must be submitted annually to the city or to the North Utah Valley Animal Services Special Service District ("the district"), utilizing a standard form that shall state the name, address, and telephone number of the applicant; the breed, sex, color and age of the animal; and a valid rabies vaccination certificate for the animal. The application shall be accompanied by the prescribed license fee and proof of a current rabies vaccination certificate.
  • A dog license shall be effective for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. A late fee shall be imposed unless a new license is purchased prior to the expiration of the license. Licenses for the following year may be purchased within 90 days prior to the expiration day.
  • The City Council shall establish by resolution the amount of all fees required under this chapter. The fees established by the City Council shall coincide with the fees established by the district. Upon receipt, the city shall remit all fees collected under this chapter to the district.
B. License tag
  • Upon payment of the license fee, the city shall issue to the owner a certificate and a tag for each dog licensed. The tag shall have stamped thereon the license number corresponding with the tag number on the certificate. The owner shall attach the tag to a collar or harness for the animal and shall see to it that the collar and the tag are constantly worn. Failure to attach the tag as provided shall constitute a violation of this chapter, except that dogs that are kept for show purposes are exempt from wearing the collar and tag.
  • Dog tags shall not be transferable from 1 dog to another. No refunds shall be made on any dog license fee for any reason. Replacements for lost or destroyed tags shall be issued upon payment of a replacement fee to the city or to the district.
  • No person shall remove or cause to be removed, the collar, harness, or tag from any licensed dog without the consent of the owner or custodian of the dog, except a licensed veterinarian or law enforcement officer who removes the animal for medical or other reasons.
C. Licensing & Fee Exemptions
  • The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
    • Any dog whose owner is a non-resident of the city and the dog is temporarily within the city for a period of not more than 30 days.
    • Individual dogs within a properly licensed dog kennel or other animal holding facility when those dogs are held for sale or resale.
  • The fee provisions of this section shall not apply to:
    • Seeing eye dogs properly trained to assist blind persons if those dogs are actually being used by blind persons to assist them in moving from place to place.
    • Hearing dogs properly trained to assist deaf persons if such dogs are actually used by deaf persons to aid them in responding to an auditory stimulus.
    • Dogs specially trained to assist officials of government agencies in the performance of their duties and which are owned by such agencies.
  • Nothing in this section shall be construed to exempt any dog from having a current rabies vaccination.