The City of Nixa requires all dogs to be licensed through Nixa City Hall. If your dog is over 12 weeks of age, it is very important to have your animal registered with the city. Not only is it an ordinance through the City of Nixa, but it also helps us identify your animal in many ways you may not commonly think about.
Many times Animal Control encounters missing dogs without a City Dog Tag. With a registered tag, Animal Control can quickly return your pet to you.
Proof of vaccination is required to obtain a City Dog License.
Nixa City Ordinance Sec. 6-37. – Dog licenses.
(a) There shall be a licensing tax imposed in the amount established by ordinance on all dogs that are not spayed or neutered and kept as pets within the city limits. This licensing tax must be paid by the owner or owners of any dog, provided that the animal is more than 12 weeks of age.
(b) The fee for licensing a spayed or neutered dog will be in the amount established by ordinance; but, in order to receive this reduced fee, the owner must present verification from a licensed veterinarian of the procedure. All owners must present evidence of vaccination to obtain an animal license.
(c) Service dogs used for handicap assistance must also be licensed; however, their fee may be waived. Proof of dog training for handicapped assistance and evidence of vaccination are required in order for fee to be waived.
Nixa City Ordinance Sec. 6-38. – Affixing dog tags.
The owner of any dog shall ensure that all city and/or vaccination tags are properly affixed by a permanent metal fastening device to the collar of the dog in such a manner that the tag may be easily seen by anyone that comes in contact with the dog. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to ensure that the tags are constantly displayed on the dog. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, or cause to be removed, the collar, harness, or metallic license tag or rabies vaccination tag from any licensed animal.