Fees & Fines

Impound fees

FeeReason
$45 1st Impound
$85 2nd Impound
$125 3rd+ Impound
$10 Daily Kenneling
$10 Vaccinations
$30 Microchip Implant
$20 Pick-Up
$40 Minimum Veterinary Fees

Citation penalties

Offenses related to animal licenses

FineReasonCode Reference
$125 Not having an animal license SMC 9.25.080 (A)
$54 Not displaying an animal license SMC 9.25.080 (B)
$54 Not showing license to officer SMC 9.25.080 (C)
$109 Using another’s license SMC 9.25.080 (D)
$109 Removing a license without permission SMC 9.25.080 (E)
$54 Altering a license SMC 9.25.080 (F)
$109 Making false statement SMC 9.25.080 (G)
$109 Removing animal from A/C vehicle or shelter SMC 9.25.080 (H)

Offenses Related to Safety and Sanitation

FineReasonCode Reference
$109 Allowing accumulation of feces SMC 9.25.082 (A)
$54 Not removing feces from another’s property SMC 9.25.082 (B)
$54 Not having equipment to remove feces SMC 9.25.082 (C)
$109 Not providing treatment for a sick animal SMC 9.25.082 (D)

Offenses Related to Control

FineReasonCode Reference
$54 Not having animal (except cats/pigeons) on leash SMC 9.25.084 (A)
$54 Permitting animal in fountain or school ground SMC 9.25.084 (B)
$54 Not confining animal “in heat” SMC 9.25.084 (C)
$109 Permitting animal to damage property SMC 9.25.084 (D-1)
$109 Permitting animal to violate the noise ordinance SMC 9.25.084 (D-2)
$109 Permitting animal to spill garbage SMC 9.25.084 (D-3)
$109 Possessing another’s animal SMC 9.25.084 (E)
$ 54 Tethering an animal so it can enter street SMC 9.25.084 (F)
$269 Permit an animal to bite SMC 9.25.084 (G-1)
$269 Permit an animal to menace a human SMC 9.25.084 (G-2)

Rabies Vaccination Required

All dogs and cats four (4) months of age or older shall be vaccinated against rabies.

FineReasonCode Reference
$ 54 1st Offense SMC 9.25.049
$109 2nd Offense SMC 9.25.049

Offenses Related to Control in City Parks

Unlawful to permit any dog to run at large in any park, except in designated off-leash areas OR unlawful to permit any dog to enter any public beach, swimming area or wading area, pond, fountain, stream, or organized athletic area.

FineReasonCode Reference
$54 1st Offense SMC 18.12.080 (A)
$109 2nd Offense SMC 18.12.080 (A)
$136 3rd Offense SMC 18.12.080 (A)
$162 4th+ Offense SMC 18.12.080 (A)

Off-leash area/Failure to display valid pet license tags attached to the dog’s collar.

FineReasonCode Reference
$54 1st Offense SMC 18.12.080 (B)
$109 2nd Offense SMC 18.12.080 (B)

Failure to carry equipment for removing feces OR failure to place feces in appropriate receptacle.

FineReasonCode Reference
$54 1st Offense SMC 18.12.080 (C)
$109 2nd Offense SMC 18.12.080 (C)
$136 3rd Offense SMC 18.12.080 (C)
$162 4th+ Offense SMC 18.12.080 (C)