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405 South Main Street

P.O. Box 69

Milford, Utah  84751

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Office:  435 387-2711

Fax: 435 387-2748

TITLE 8
ANIMAL CONTROL
CHAPTERs:
8.01 Administration
8.02 Animals General
8.03 Dogs

CHAPTER 8.01
Administration
SECTIONs:
8.01.010 Intent and Scope
8.01.020 Animal Control Administrator
8.01.030 Responsibilities of Animal Control Adminstrator
SECTION 8.01.010 Intent and Scope
It is the intent of this chapter to provide uniform animal control regulations, administration and enforcement within Milford City that is a party to the Beaver County Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Animal Control as adopted by Beaver County.

SECTION 8.01.020 Animal Control Administrator
The Beaver County Sheriff shall be the Animal Control Administrator.

SECTION 8.01.030 Responsibilities of Animal Control Adminstrator
The Animal Control Administrator shall be responsible for r the following functions:
1. All financial matters related to Animal Control.
2. The enforcement of all provisions of the Uniform Animal Control Ordinance.
3. The establishment of Animal Control Policies and Procedures.
4. The development and distribution to the parties of the "Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for Animal Control" of an annual Animal Control report.

CHAPTER 8.02
Animals General
SECTIONs:
8.02.010 Euthanasia of Injured or Diseased Animals
8.02.020 Vicious or Out of Control Animals
SECTION 8.02.010 Euthanasia of Injured or Diseased Animals
The Animal Control Officer or such other persons that may be authorized by the animal Control Administrator may humanely destroy any seriously injured or diseased animal, or any animal wild or domestic showing overt signs of being rabid, without awaiting any prescribed waiting period.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.02.020 Vicious or Out of Control Animals
1. It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, harbor, maintain or have in their possession any vicious or out of control animal. In the event a person is cited for owning, keeping, harboring, maintaining or having in their possession a vicious or out of control animal, the animal involved in the citation action will be impounded until the court has made a final ruling on the case.
2. Upon the trial of any offense under this part, the court may, upon conviction and in addition to the usual judgment of conviction, order the humane destruction of the vicious or out of control animal or such other disposition of the vicious or out of control animal that will protect the residents of the County.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

CHAPTER 8.03
Dogs
SECTIONs:
8.03.010 Definitions
8.03.020 Rabies Vaccination and Dog License Required
8.03.030 Approved Rabies Vaccination
8.03.040 Application for Annual Dog License
8.03.050 Licensing for Dogs of Non-Residents
8.03.060 Annual dog Licensing Fees
8.03.070 Due Date for Licensing Fees
8.03.080 Discount for Timely Licensing
8.03.090 Delinquent Licensing Fee Penalty
8.03.100 Fee for Partial Year Dog Licensing
8.03.110 Licensing Fee Exemption
8.03.120 Issuance of Annual Dog License
8.03.130 Dog Collar and License Tag Required
8.03.140 Restraint of Dogs Within Municipal Boundaries
8.03.150 Restraint of Dogs Outside of Municipal Boundaries
8.03.160 Impoundment of Unrestrained Dogs
8.03.170 Impoundment of Unlicensed Dogs
8.03.180 Record of Impounded Dogs
8.03.190 Reclamation of Impounded Dogs
8.03.200 Impounded Dogs Not Reclaimed
8.03.210 Dogs Impounded More Than Three Times
8.03.220 Dog Impounded Fees
8.03.230 Dogs Quarantined
8.03.240 Female Dog in Heat
8.03.250 Barking Dogs
8.03.450 Optional Dog Kennel License
8.03.451 Application for Annual Dog Kennel License
8.03.452 Required Dog Kennel License Application Information
8.03.453 Annual Dog Kennel Fee
8.03.454 Due Date for Dog Kennel Licensing Fees
8.03.455 Discount for Timely Dog Kennel Licensing
8.03.456 Delinquent Dog Kennel License
8.03.457 Issuance of Annual Dog Kennel License
8.03.458 Identification of Kennel Maintained Dogs
SECTION 8.03.010 Definitions
As used in this part, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following words shall mean:

1. “Animal Control Facility” shall mean the buildings and premises operated by Beaver County for the purposes of confining, caring for or disposing of animals pursuant to this ordinance.
2. “Dog” shall mean any male or female dog of any age.
3. “Neighbor” shall mean any person residing within 1000 feet or within two (2) blocks of the offending animal or animals.
4. “Noise disturbance” shall mean any persistent or continuing barking and/or howling that offends or irritates a neighbor.
5. “Owner” shall mean any person or person, firm, association or corporation owning, keeping, or harboring a dog.
6. “Unlicenced dog” shall mean a dog that is not licensed for the current year, or a dog that does not have a current license tag attached.
7. “Vicious dog” shall mean a dog that chases, harasses or shows aggression toward any person or animal or that tries to bite or has bitten a person or animal without provocation.
8. “At large ”shall mean any dog owned, kept, or maintained by such person to be on any public property or private property not owned or controlled by such person within any municipality, without being confined or restrained on a leash at all times.
9. “At large outside of municipal boundaries” shall mean any dog owned, kept or maintained by such person to be on any public property or private property not owned or controlled by such person, without being under the control of such person. A dog shall be deemed under the control of said owner or family member if it is within immediate call, or if it is within the immediate view and within distance of call, if it is on a leash, cord or chain, or if it is within direct command of the owner or immediate family member.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.020 Rabies Vaccination and Dog License Required
It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, harbor, maintain, or have in their possession any dog, six months old or older, unless such dog has received an approved vaccination for rabies and is licensed in the manner provided. Fine is $50.00 no current rabies vaccination and $50.00 no current dog license on each dog
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.030 Approved Rabies Vaccination
The vaccination of a dog shall be accomplished by an inoculation with anti-rabies vaccine, having an effective immunity of one (1) year on first shot and at least two (2) years thereafter, and administered under the direction of a Public Health Officer of Beaver County, or a Public Health Officer of the State of Utah, or by a licensed veterinarian under the direction of such Public Health Officer. The vaccine used shall be approved by such Public Health Officer and the Veterinarian Association
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.040 Application for Annual Dog License
Application for annual dog licensing may be made from the first day of October, preceding the licensing year, to the County Animal Control Officer or such other persons as may be authorized to receive application by the Animal Control Administrator.

1. Name, address and telephone numbers of the owner.
2. Address where the dog is normally kept.
3. Proof of dog’s gender.
4. Proof, if any, the dog has been neutered or spayed.
5. Proof that the dog has received current rabies vaccination.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.050 Licensing for Dogs of Non-Residents
The licensing provision of this ordinance shall not apply to dogs kept under restraint within the County for less than fifteen (15) days per calendar year by non-residents of the County. Owners will provide proof that dog has received current rabies vaccination if Animal Control requests it.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.060 Annual dog Licensing Fees
The annual fees for dog licensing are:
1. Male $20.00
2. Neutered Male $10.00
3. Female $20.00
4. Spayed Female $10.00
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.070 Due Date for Licensing Fees
Annual dog licensing fees are due and payable on the first day of January each year and shall be delinquent after February 14th of each year. In case a tag after issuance is lost or destroyed, a replacement tag will be issued at a cost of $2.00.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.080 Discount for Timely Licensing
Each annual dog license issued on or before January 15th of each year shall receive a discount from the annual fee schedule of $2.50.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.090 Delinquent Licensing Fee Penalty
A penalty fee of $10.00 shall be assessed on all delinquent annual dog license fees.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.100 Fee for Partial Year Dog Licensing
Any person acquiring a dog or owning a dog that attains licensing age of 6 months old after June 30th and before October 1st of any year shall receive an annual licensing fee discount of 50% on the license obtained for the remainder of that year.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.110 Licensing Fee Exemption
Any person owning, keeping or maintaining any dog utilized to assist a visually and/or physically impaired person shall be exempt from any licensing fees. Rabies vaccination is still required.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.120 Issuance of Annual Dog License
The County Animal Control Officer or such other persons that may be authorized to issue dog licenses by the Animal Control Administrator may issue a dog license upon receipt of the fees and information required herein.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.130 Dog Collar and License Tag Required
Any person owning, keeping, or maintaining any licensed dog shall provide said dog with a suitable collar to which a metallic rabies tag is attached thereto having a number corresponding with the rabies certificate issued to such dog and to which a metallic dog license tag corresponding with the current year and number on dog license issued to such dog. Fine for non-compliance $10.00 each dog.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.140 Restraint of Dogs Within Municipal Boundaries
It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any dog owned, kept, or maintained by such person to be on any public property or private property not owned or controlled by such person within any municipality to be at large, without being restrained and held by a leash at all times. Any dog observed running at large by the Animal Control Officer or such other persons that may be authorized by the Animal Control Administrator, may cite the owner. The first offense within any twelve month period, shall be waived if the dog is current on its rabies shot and licensed for the current year or if the dog is a pup under 6 months old. The second offense within any twelve month period the fine shall be $25.00. The third offense within any twelve month period the fine shall be $50.00. Any dog owner cited four (4) times, during any twelve month period will be fined $100.00 and this fine will be doubled for each consecutive offense thereafter.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.150 Restraint of Dogs Outside of Municipal Boundaries
It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any dog owned, kept or maintained by such person to be at large on any public property or private property not owned or controlled by such person, within the limits of Beaver County and outside the boundaries of any municipality. All dogs must be confined or restrained on property owned or controlled by its owner between the hours of sundown and sunrise. The owner of any dog observed running at large by the Animal Control Officer or such other persons that may be authorized by the Animal Control Administrator, may be cited. The first offense within any twelve month period shall be waived if the dog is current on its rabies shot and licensed for the current year or if the dog is a pup under 6 months old. The second offense within any twelve month period the fine shall be $25.00. The third offense within any twelve month period the fine shall be $50.00. Any dog owner cited four (4) times during any twelve month period will be fined $100.00, and this fine will be doubled for each consecutive offense thereafter.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.160 Impoundment of Unrestrained Dogs
The Animal Control Officer or such other persons, that may be authorized by the Animal Control Administrator, shall catch and impound any dog not restrained as herein required.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.170 Impoundment of Unlicensed Dogs
The Animal Control Officer or such other persons, that may be authorized by the Animal Control Administrator, shall have the authority to seize and impound any unlicenced dog from any public or private property.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.180 Record of Impounded Dogs
The Animal Control Officer or such other persons that may be authorized by the Animal Control Administrator, shall keep a record of each dog impounded in the Animal Control Facility. The record kept will include at least the following:
1. The date of impoundment.
2. A description of the dog and any license number for the dog.
3. The date and manner of disposal.
4. If reclaimed or sold, the name, address and phone number of the person reclaiming or purchasing the dog.
5. The amount of all fees received or collected from the impoundment.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.190 Reclamation of Impounded Dogs
Any impounded dog must be reclaimed by the owner within seven (7) days of impoundment and present payment to the Animal Control Officer or such other persons that may be authorized by the Animal Control Administrator the impoundment fee and any other applicable fees.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.200 Impounded Dogs Not Reclaimed
Any dog not reclaimed within seven (7) days of impoundment may be adopted following the procedures established by the Animal Control Administrator or destroyed in a humane manner.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.210 Dogs Impounded More Than Three Times
Any dog impounded four (4) times, during any twelve month period, the owner will be fined $100.00 and this fine will be doubled for each consecutive offense thereafter
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.220 Dog Impounded Fees
1. The impoundment fee for a dog, impounded for the first time within any twelve month period, shall be waived if the dog is current on its rabies shot and licensed for the current year or if the dog is a pup under 6 months old, a maintenance fee of $3.00 per day for every day that the dog is impounded.
2. The second offense the fine will be $25.00 plus a maintenance fee of $3.00 per day for every day that the dog is impounded. Any vicious dog impounded for the first time within any twelve month period the fine shall be $75.00 plus a maintenance fee of $3.00 per day for every day that the dog is impounded.
3. The impoundment fee for a dog impounded for the third time within any twelve month period shall be $50.00 plus a maintenance fee of $3.00 per day for every day that the dog is impounded. Any vicious dog impounded for the second time within any twelve month period the fine shall be $150.00 plus maintenance fee of $3.00 per day for every day that the dog is impounded.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.230 Dogs Quarantined
Any dog or other animal species not current on its rabies vaccination but owned by a person, known to have bitten any person or another animal, so as to cause an abrasion of the skin shall be placed in quarantine for observation by the Animal Control Officer for a period of fourteen (14) days and shall not be killed or released until the observation period concludes that the animal shows no sign of rabies. The owner of the said animal is required to pay $3.00 per day for every day that the animal is quarantined.

Any dog or other animal species that is wild and is known to have bitten any person or another animal, so as to cause an abrasion of the skin shall immediately be euthanized and sent to the Health Department of the State of Utah for testing of rabies.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.240 Female Dog in Heat
Any person owning, keeping, harboring, maintaining, or having in their possession any female dog in heat shall in addition to restraining such dog, keep such dog constantly confined in a secure enclosure so as to prevent it from creating a public nuisance or attracting by scent or coming in contact with other dogs, except for planned breeding under the supervision of the owner.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.250 Barking Dogs
Any person owning, keeping, harboring, maintaining, or having in their possession any dog or dogs which by frequent barking and/or howling create a noise disturbance shall, upon the complaint of two (2) or more neighbors, or a neighbor and the Animal Control Officer or Deputy Sheriff responding to the complaint of the neighbor, receive one verbal warning from the responding officer that their dog/dogs are disturbing the surrounding neighbors.

On the second barking dog complaint and subsequent complaints received thereafter concerning the same address and same dog/dogs, the owner will be cited as a Class B misdemeanor, and the fine is $150.00 per dog each time the owner is cited.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Add, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.450 Optional Dog Kennel License
Any person owning, keeping, harboring, or maintaining three or more dogs, over the age of six months on any property where the applicable zoning regulations allow for a kennel may obtain an annual dog kennel license instead of individually licensing each dog.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.451 Application for Annual Dog Kennel License
Application for annual dog kennel license shall be made on or before the first day of January to the County Animal Control Officer or such other persons as may be authorized to receive applications by the Animal Control Administrator.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.452 Required Dog Kennel License Application Information
The following information shall be provided, in the form required by the Animal Control Administrator.
1. Name, Address and telephone number of the owner.
2. Address where the dog kennel is located.
3. The maximum number of dogs owned, kept, harbored or maintained on the property.
4. Evidence that each dog licensed by the kennel license has rabies vaccination as required herein.
5. Evidence that any zoning requirements or permits have been approved or obtained from the appropriate planning commission
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.453 Annual Dog Kennel Fee
The annual fee for a dog kennel license is $50.00.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.454 Due Date for Dog Kennel Licensing Fees
Annual dog kennel licensing fees are due and payable on the first day of January each year and shall be delinquent after February 14th of each year.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.455 Discount for Timely Dog Kennel Licensing
Each annual dog kennel license issued on or before January 15th of each year shall receive a discount from the annual fee schedule of $10.00.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.456 Delinquent Dog Kennel License
A penalty of $50.00 shall be assessed on all delinquent annual dog kennel license fees.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.457 Issuance of Annual Dog Kennel License
The County Animal Control Officer or such other persons that may be authorized to issue dog kennel licenses by the Animal Control Administrator may issue a dog kennel license upon receipt of the fees and information required herein.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)

SECTION 8.03.458 Identification of Kennel Maintained Dogs
The requirements of Section 8.3.130 concerning collars and license tags do not apply to kennel owners, however, each kennel license dog shall be identifiable by a means acceptable to and approved by the Animal Control Administrator.
(Ord. Ordinance 6-2007 Animal Control, Amended, 07/03/2007)