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Animal License Fees, City of Fircrest
Currently, the City of Tacoma administers only licenses and animal control for the City of Fircrest. if you have a complaint about a barking dog inside the City of Fircrest, please call (253) 565-1198.
City of Fircrest Municipal Code relating to animals.
City of Fircrest pet License Application found here.
||$ 50.00 |
||$ 14.00 |
||$ 8.00 |
|Unaltered Dog - Senior Owner 65 + or Disabled owner **
||$ 28.00 |
|Unaltered Cat - Senior Owner 65 + or Disabled owner **
||$ 28.00 |
|Altered Dog - Senior Owner 65 + or Disabled owner **
||$ 8.00 |
|Altered Cat - Senior Owner 65 + or Disabled owner **
||$ 4.00 |
|Dangerous Dog 1st year -
see below from RCW 16.08.070
|$ 250.00 |
|Dangerous Dog Renewal
||$ 50.00 |
|Late Penalty, per license - 30 days after expiration *
||$ 10.00 |
|Late Penalty, per license - 60 days after expiration *
||$ 20.00 |
||*$ 5.00 |
|*Replacement Tab Senior Owner 65+ or Disabled **
||*$ 2.00 |
Fees for the redemption of impounded animals can be identified by calling the Humane Society for Tacoma Pierce County at 253-383-2733.
Dangerous and Potentially Dangerous Dogs.* Dangerous dogs and related definitions are set forth by the State of Washington and are as follows:
(1) "Potentially dangerous dog" means any dog that when unprovoked: (a) inflicts bites on a human or a domestic animal either on public or private property, or (b) chases or approaches a person upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack, or any dog with a known propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury, or to cause injury or otherwise to threaten the safety of humans or domestic animals.
(2) "Dangerous dog" means any dog that (a) inflicts severe injury on a human being without provocation on public or private property, (b) kills a domestic animal without provocation while the dog is off the owner's property, or (c) has been previously found to be potentially dangerous because of injury inflicted on a human, the owner having received notice of such and the dog again aggressively bites, attacks, or endangers the safety of humans.
(3) Severe Injury" means any physical injury that results in broken bones or disfiguring lacerations requiring multiple sutures or cosmetic surgery.
(4) "Proper enclosure of a dangerous dog" means, while on the owner's property, a dangerous dog shall be securely confined indoors or in a securely enclosed and locked pen or structure, suitable to prevent the entry of young children and designed to prevent the animal from escaping. Such pen or structure shall have secure sides and a secure top, and shall also provide protection from the elements for the dog.
(5) "Animal control authority" means an entity acting alone or in concert with other local governmental units for enforcement of the animal control laws of the city, county, and state and the shelter and welfare of animals.
(6) "Animal control officer" means any individual employed, contracted with, or appointed by the animal control authority for the purpose of aiding in the enforcement of this chapter or any other law or ordinance relating to the licensure of animals, control of animals, or seizure and impounding of animals, and includes any state or local law enforcement officer or other employee whose duties in whole or in part include assignments that involve the seizure and impounding of any animal.
(7) "Owner" means any person, firm, corporation, organization, or department possessing, harboring, keeping, having an interest in, or having control or custody of an animal.
*Late Penalties - Per Fircrest Municipal code Title 7.05:
No late penalty shall be charged if:
(1) The Owner submits proof of purchase or acquisition of the animal within the previous 30 days; or
(2) The owner has moved into the city within the preceding 30 days; or
(3) The animal is currently or has been within the preceding 30 days, under the age which requires a license; or
(4) The owner purchases the license(s) voluntarily, prior to in person or field contact by animal control personnel; or
(5) The owner submits other proof deemed acceptable in the animal control administrative policy admiinistrative policy.
License Exemptions - per Fircrest Municipal Code Title 7.05.040:
Licenses and license tags shall be provided free of charge by the city to service dogs property trained to assist the handicapped as follows:
1. When such dogs are actually used by the handicapped for the purpose of aiding the handicapped in going from place to place.
2. To dogs currently being trained for the purpose of aiding in a handicapped in a school or program which has been accredited by a professional organization or association, either for profit or not for profit; or
3. To pups and young dogs being raised under the 4-H program knows as "Guide Dogs for the Blind" or "Service Dogs".
Individuals with a permanent disability residing in Fircrest, qualify for the reduced fee specified above, provided that the dogs and cats are not used for a commercial purpose. To quality for this reduced fee, individuals with a permanent disability must provide proof of permanent disability to the animal control agendy in the form of a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Identification Card or documentation showing at least 30 percent permanent disability, a Washington Department of Licensing parking placard issued for permanent disability under RCW 46.16.381 as now enacted or hereinafter amended, is hereby adopted by reference as if fully set forth herein, or any other means that the animal control agency deems appropriate proof of permanent disability.
733 Market Street, Room 21, Tacoma WA, 98402
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(253) 627 - PETS (7387)
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