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The DC Code: § 8-1904 Dangerous dog and potentially dangerous dog registration requirements.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
a
The Mayor shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of a potentially dangerous dog if the owner establishes to the satisfaction of the Mayor that:
1
The owner of the potentially dangerous dog is 18 years of age or older;
2
A valid license has been issued for the potentially dangerous dog pursuant to District law;
3
The potentially dangerous dog has current vaccinations;
4
The owner has a proper enclosure, as determined by the Mayor, to confine the potentially dangerous dog;
5
The owner has paid an annual fee in an amount to be determined by the Mayor, in addition to regular dog licensing fees, to register the potentially dangerous dog;
6
The potentially dangerous dog has been spayed or neutered;
7
The potentially dangerous dog has been implanted with a microchip containing owner identification information; and
8
The owner has written permission of the property owner, if the dog owner is not the property owner, and from a homeowner's association, if appropriate, to house the dog on the premises where the dog will be kept.
b
The Mayor shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of a dangerous dog if the owner, in addition to satisfying the requirements for registration of a potentially dangerous dog pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, establishes to the satisfaction of the Mayor that the owner of the dangerous dog has posted on the premises a clearly visible, printed warning sign, in type that is readable from not less than 50 feet, that there is a dangerous dog on the property, and that includes a conspicuous warning symbol that informs children of the presence of a dangerous dog.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-1021.4. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-281 rewrote the section which had read as follows: "The Mayor shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of a dangerous dog if the owner establishes to the satisfaction of the animal control agency that: "(1) The owner of the dangerous dog is 18 years of age or older; "(2) A valid license has been issued for the dangerous dog pursuant to District law; "(3) The dangerous dog has current vaccinations; "(4) The owner of the dangerous dog has the written permission of the property owner where the dangerous dog will be kept; "(5) The owner of the dangerous dog has a proper enclosure to confine the dangerous dog; "(6) The owner of the dangerous dog has posted on the premises a clearly visible written warning sign that there is a dangerous dog on the property with a conspicuous warning symbol that informs children of the presence of a dangerous dog; "(7) The owner of the dangerous dog has secured a policy of liability insurance issued by an insurer qualified under District law in the amount of at least $50,000 insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog and containing a provision requiring the District to be named as an additional insured for the sole purpose of requiring the insurance company to notify the District of any cancellation, termination, or expiration of the liability insurance policy; "(8) The dangerous dog has been presented to the appropriate agency to be photographed for identification purposes; and "(9) The owner has paid an annual fee in an amount to be determined by the Mayor, in addition to regular dog licensing fees, to register the dangerous dog." Emergency Act Amendments For temporary addition of a § 6-1021.4a, see § 2(e) of the Pit Bull and Rottweiler Dangerous Dog Designation Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-257, April 16, 1996, 43 DCR 2156). For temporary amendment of section, see § 3(e) of the Dangerous Dog Designation Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-351, August 12, 1996, 43 DCR 4553). For temporary addition of a § 6-1024.4a [1981 Ed.], see § 3(f) of the Dangerous Dog Designation Emergency Amendment Act of 1996 (D.C. Act 11-351, August 12, 1996, 43 DCR 4553). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-176, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 8-1901. For Law 17-281, see notes following § 8-1801. DC CODE § 8-1904 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Oct. 18, 1988, D.C. Law 7-176, § 5, 35 DCR 4787; Dec. 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-281, § 105(d), 55 DCR 9186.)