WVC 19 - 20 - 3
§19-20-3. Registration of dog kennels; application; fee;
expiration of certificate of registration.
Every owner or operator of a kennel, wherein dogs are bred,
kept, boarded or sold as a commercial venture for profit shall
annually, between the first day of July and the thirtieth day of
September of each year, file with the assessor of the county in
which such kennel is located, kept or maintained, an application
for the registration of such kennel for the fiscal year. Such
application shall state the location of the kennel, the name and
address of the person actually in charge of and supervising it,
and the name and address of the owner of the kennel. Upon the
filing of such application, together with the payment to the
assessor of a fee of ten dollars the assessor shall issue a
certificate of registration for such kennel. The registration of
a kennel, as herein provided, shall entitle the registrant to
register and receive certificates and tags for not more than five
dogs without the payment of a separate head tax on such dogs. The
head tax provided for in section two of this article shall, on
such five or less dogs, be included in and charged against the
kennel registration fee herein provided.
Every person upon becoming the owner or operator of a kennel
of dogs as herein described after the thirtieth day of September
of any year shall, within three days after becoming such owner or
operator, register such kennel for the remainder of the current
fiscal year in the manner, and upon the payment of the
registration fee, herein provided.
All certificates of registration issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be issued for the fiscal year,
and shall be valid from the date on which issued until the
thirtieth day of June of that fiscal year.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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