Horses In The Meadow, Kootenai County.
Kennel Licenses are governed by Kootenai County Ordinances. To see the entire Ordinance Section, click here, then select Title 5 Public Safety and Chapter 1 Animal Control to view the entire section.
5-1A-1: KENNEL LICENSES:
A. Licenses Required:
1. No more than five (5) dogs may be kept, harbored or possessed on any parcel of real property, including any buildings erected thereon, if the owner of such property, or tenant in possession thereof, has not first obtained a county kennel license as provided herein.
2. For purposes of this article, the litter of a female dog may be kept with its mother until the litter reaches the age of six (6) months. Such litter, together with the mother, shall count as one dog until the litter reaches six (6) months of age. Animals counted in the litter must be sold, given away, or humanely disposed of in some other manner before the litter reaches six (6) months of age so as not to exceed the limits set out above.
3. Subject to the exceptions set forth in subsection 5-1-4A of this chapter and subsection A2 of this section, all dogs owned, kept or boarded by the kennel must be individually licensed, with the exception of dogs that are regularly kept and housed in a kennel.
B. Application For Kennel License:
1. Applications for a kennel license or renewal thereof shall be made to the board. The application shall state the name and address of the owner, the location of the kennel and the types and breeds of animals to be kept. Kennel licenses shall not be transferred, and shall be valid for one year.
2. Any new application for a kennel license shall include the written approval of the Kootenai County building and planning department showing that the kennel is in compliance with all requirements, standards and conditions set forth in this article, and all applicable requirements, standards and conditions established by the Kootenai County building and planning department. Any indoor housing facility pursuant to the requirements of this code must be permitted as a type M building and must have a current occupancy permit issued by the Kootenai County building and planning department prior to issuance of a kennel license. Issuance of the occupancy permit shall be contingent on compliance with the performance standards set forth in section5-1A-2 of this article.
3. All kennels or prospective kennels shall be inspected by a deputy sheriff or animal control officer before an application for a kennel license or renewal thereof may be submitted to the board. Any application for a kennel license or renewal thereof shall include the written approval from the inspecting deputy or animal control officer which states that adequate shelter has been provided for the number of animals to be kept, including adequate means of restraining such animals from running at large. Such approval shall also indicate the maximum number of animals which may be kept at the kennel.
C. Fees: The fees for kennel licenses shall be set by resolution of the board. A person holding a commercial or noncommercial kennel license shall not be required to separately license each dog regularly kept and housed therein. However, should any dog be removed from the kennel and no longer be domiciled therein, an individual license shall be purchased for the dog. The fees set forth by resolution shall be paid to the clerk upon renewal of the license. (Ord. 380, 4-11-2006)