Section 101-483 Ord. 16591; Amending Chapter 5 RE: Animal Control Services Fees


Ordinance No.           16591               Council Bill No.           B 284-00            

AN ORDINANCE

amending Chapter 5 of the City Code as it relates to animal control services fees; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
    SECTION 1.  Chapter 5 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

    Material to be deleted in strikeout; material to be added underlined.

Sec. 5-5. Redemption; payment of fees; disposition of unredeemed animals.

(a)    At any time prior to the disposal of any animal, fowl or reptile, as herein defined, by the animal control officer, the owner thereof may redeem such animal upon proof satisfactory to the health officer of ownership thereof and upon paying a boarding fee of five ten dollars ($5.00 10.00) for each day or part of day such animal has been impounded and an impoundment fee of seven dollars and fifty cents twenty dollars ($7.50 20.00) for each and every impoundment.

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Sec. 5-65. SameLicense fee levied.

(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.

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    SECTION 2.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after October 1, 2000.

    PASSED this 18th day of September, 2000.