Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16591 on 09/18/2000, Section 5-65 read as follows.


    (a) There is hereby levied for each domestic cat or dog between the ages of three (3) months and twelve (12) months, and for each neutered domestic cat or dog of any age kept, harbored or owned within the city a license fee of two dollars and fifty cents five dollars ($2.50 5.00) for any period of time not to exceed one year; and five ten dollars ($5.00 10.00) for any period greater than one year, but not exceeding two (2) years; and seven dollars and fifty cents fifteen dollars ($7.50 15.00) for any period greater than two (2) years but not exceeding three (3) years. "Neutered" shall include both male and female animals irreversibly rendered incapable of reproduction by surgical or chemical procedure when such is verified in writing by the animal owner.

     (b) There is hereby levied for each intact domestic cat or dog over the age of twelve (12) months kept, harbored or owned within the city a license fee of five fifteen dollars ($5.00 15.00) for any period of time not to exceed one year; and ten thirty dollars ($10.00 30.00) for any period greater than one year, but not exceeding two (2) years; and fifteen forty-five dollars ($15.00 45.00) for any period greater than two (2) years but not exceeding three (3) years. "Intact" shall include all dogs or cats not certified in writing by the owner to have been irreversibly chemically or surgically rendered incapable of reproduction.

    (c) The licensing fees of this section shall not apply to any certified working dog trained to assist handicapped individuals.

    (d) The licensing fees of this section shall not apply to any trained dog maintained and utilized by the Columbia Police Department so long as it is maintained and utilized as a police dog.

(Code 1964, § 5.080; Ord. No. 11910, § 1, 6-6-88; Ord. No. 13502, § 1, 11-2-92; Ord. No. 14512, § 1, 6-5-95)