All owners of dogs, cats or ferrets in the City of Wyandotte are required to register for an Animal License. Applications for an animal license are available for download online, at the Police Department, or Office of the Clerk. In order to obtain an animal license, you must:
- Submit Animal License Application
- Submit documentation from a licensed veterinarian showing that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies.
- Submit license application fee.
Effective October 1, 2011, the yearly fee is $10.00. One-, two-, and three-year licenses are available at the locations mentioned above.
Ordinance Regarding Licensing & Limitation:
Sec. 4-3. Licensing.
All dogs and cats must be licensed with the City of Wyandotte. The annual fee is ten dollars ($10.00) which covers January 1 through December 31. If the license is issued by a licensed veterinarian in the City of Wyandotte, the fee will be divided equally between the city and the veterinarian.
Application for a license shall be made to the DCACA, animal control officer, police department, records bureau, city clerk or to any licensed veterinarian having a business establishment within the city and shall state the breed, sex, age, color and marking of the animal and the name and address of the applicant. The application shall be accompanied by a certificate of a licensed veterinarian showing that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. Any application made to the city clerk or to any licensed veterinarian as described herein shall be forthwith forwarded to the DCACA or the Wyandotte Police Department for retention and reference information.
(Ord. No. 1370, § 2, 9-17-12)
Sec. 4-23. Limitation on number of animals.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or family to own, keep, or possess, harbor or shelter more than (i) two (2) dogs or, (ii) four (4) dogs, cats or ferrets in total combination provided that there shall be no more than two (2) dogs in said combination, which are four (4) months of age or older, within the corporation limits of the city except as provided in subsection (b) and (c) below.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions set forth in subsection (a) above, a person or family owning, keeping, possessing, harboring or sheltering more than the allowed number of dogs, cats or ferrets allowed for in this chapter which are four (4) months of age or older within the corporation limits of the city prior to October 15, 1993 shall be allowed to own, keep or possess said animals in excess of the allowed number until said animals die or ownership is transferred, provided that application was made to the Wyandotte animal control officer no later than November 15, 1993 with proper paperwork evidencing that all of said animals are legally licensed by the city and have all of their appropriate shots and are not creating a health hazard or nuisance as set forth in any of the city ordinances.
(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any licensed veterinary doctor or technician specializing in the medical treatment or medical observation of dogs and other animals in the city.
(Ord. No. 1370, § 2, 9-17-12)