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All potentially dangerous dogs and dangerous dogs residing within the city of Electric City must be registered to the current owner. The fee for registration of a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog shall be established by council resolution. Registration must be renewed annually.

(1) A potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog certificate of registration shall be issued by the city clerk to the owner of a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog if the owner presents to the city sufficient evidence of:

(a) A proper enclosure as defined in ECMC 6.08.030(6) in which to confine the potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog;

(b) Proof of payment of the annual registration fee;

(c) Proof that the dog has been microchipped, including providing the microchip serial number or proof that the dog has been tattooed, including providing the tattoo number;

(d) Written acknowledgment of receipt of a copy of this chapter that includes a statement that the person acknowledging has read and understood what is required to keep a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog within the city and what actions may lead to a dangerous dog declaration.

(2) Exemption to Certificate of Registration of Potentially Dangerous Dog. A dog that is classified as a potentially dangerous dog under the provisions of this chapter may be exempted from the certificate of registration requirements of this section, provided such dog has passed the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test of the American Kennel Club (AKC) as administered by an AKC approved evaluator and has received the appropriate certificate from the AKC. Such dog shall be retested and shall pass such CGC test at least once every two years in order to maintain this exemption. The burden of maintaining such certification is the sole responsibility of the owner and the owner shall bear all costs of obtaining and maintaining such certification. (Ord. 547 § 1, 2019)