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Dog Licenses

The City requires that all dogs over 6 months old be licensed. Licenses are valid for one year, expiring on December 31st of the year.

Licensed animals receive a tag, which should be attached to the dogs collar or harness.

Other requirements as stipulated in Chapter 8 of the City Code include:

  1. All dogs will have a current rabies vaccination.
  2. An owner shall keep the dog under restraint at all times within the defined area; in the unrestricted zone, the dog may be unrestrained provided the owner keeps the dog from entering private property.
  3. Structures pens, and yards must be kept clean and free from objectionable odor.
  4. Female dogs in heat must be restrained so as to prevent contact with male dogs - except for planned breeding purposes.
  5. An owner of a vicious dog must either confine the dog in a building or secure enclosure, or muzzle the dog so it cannot injure other animals, persons, or their property. Premises confining such a dog must have a sign posted conspicuously to that effect.
  6. An owner must prevent the dog from:
    1. biting or attacking a person;
    2. chasing passersby or passing vehicles;
    3. attacking other animals;
    4. damaging private or public property;
    5. barking, whining or howling continuously for a period exceeding 15 minutes; and
    6. defecating on public property or on private property other than the owner's property.
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911 Dispatch/Jail Hours

911 Dispatch/Jail
Dispatchers are available 24-7 via telephone. Jail visitation is scheduled Monday-Friday from 9am-9:30 for immediate family only depending on officer availability.
(907) 424-6100
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