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What are the regulations pertaining to my Dog?
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Does my dog require a license?
6.04.020 Requires every person owning or keeping any dog that has a set of permanent canine teeth or that is six months old, whichever comes first, to procure a County License for the dog. Log onto: (Link to County “Animals” Word application and instructions on where to deliver it.) Or call 541-388-6637 for more information.
Q: What are the dog-licensing fees?
A: The licensing fee for a dog that has been spayed or neutered is $16.00 for a 12-month period and the license fee for a dog that has not been altered is $30 for a 12-month period.
Q: What is the age at which my dog needs to have a license?
A: Dogs are required to be licensed by the age of 6 months.
Q: Why does my dog need to be licensed?
A: It is required by state statute that dogs over the age of 6 months be licensed, even if they do not reside within the city limits.