Section 5-10 Exotic animals restrictions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21015 on 07/05/2011, Section 5-10 read as follows.
No person shall sell, or offer for sale, within the limits of the city, any
exotic animal, as
defined in section 5-1 of this chapter.
(b) No person shall allow an exotic animal to be in
any public place. This subsection shall
not apply to:
(1) Animals owned by and properly confined in a properly
maintained and licensed
(2) Animals owned by a circus that are properly confined
or under the control of an animal
trainer or handler.
(3) Animals confined in a scientific or educational
institution, research laboratory or
(c) No person shall keep, harbor, own or allow on
the persons premises any exotic animal
unless the animal is not a dangerous exotic animal and is registered with and permitted by the
director. The registration shall contain the name and contact information of the person
registering the exotic animal. The director may place reasonable conditions on approval of an
exotic animal permit. The permit shall be in effect for one (1) year from the date it is issued.
director may deny or revoke a permit if the permit applicant or holder has violated any provision
of this chapter or any condition of an exotic animal permit. The applicant or permit holder is
entitled to a hearing under article VII to contest the denial or revocation.
(Code 1964, §§ 5.051, 5.052; Ord. No. 18576, § 1, 7-5-05)