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Record No: CB 118539    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118539
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 11/23/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124923
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to pet licensing; adjusting cat and dog license fees; and amending Section 9.26.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
Sponsors: Nick Licata
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Ord 124923
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to pet licensing; adjusting cat and dog license fees; and amending Section 9.26.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code.
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WHEREAS, license fees for dogs and cats were last increased in 2010 and 2011, respectively; and
WHEREAS, a nominal increase in pet license fees will bolster the Seattle Animal Shelter's ability to provide the high levels of quality care the animals entrusted them so deserve; and
WHEREAS, a nominal increase in pet license fees will not exceed the costs incurred by the City in providing services related to the Seattle Animal Shelter under the Seattle Municipal Code; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SEATTLE AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Effective January 1, 2016, Section 9.26.020 of the Seattle Municipal Code, last amended by Ordinance 124039, is amended as follows:
9.26.020 Cat, dog or goat license fee - Renewal((.))
A. Unless a license with an automatic second year renewal is purchased as authorized in subsection B of this section, the fee for each annual cat, dog, or miniature goat license and for each annual period of renewal shall be:
1. Cats
Altered..$((20))22
Unaltered...$((30))33
2. Dogs
Altered..$((27))30
Unaltered..$((47))51
3. Miniature goats..$20
B. The fee for each cat, dog, or miniature goat license for an annual license purchased with a 12-month renewal shall be:
1. Cats
Altered....$((27))30
Unaltered..$((45))49
2. Dogs
Altered....$((37))40
Unaltered..$((69))76
3. Miniature goats....$30
C. A provisional license may be issued for dogs or cats up to age 6 months to allow time for such animals to be spayed or neutered. A provisional license may also be issued for cats and dogs of any age that were not previously licensed within The City of Seattle if proof o...

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