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Chapter 273

< > Effective - 27 Apr 2011, 2 histories, see footnote    bottom

  273.327.  License annually required to operate animal boarding facilities, pet shops, pounds, dealers and commercial breeders — fees, exemption from fees for certain licensees. — No person shall operate an animal shelter, pound or dog pound, boarding kennel, commercial kennel, contract kennel, pet shop, or exhibition facility, other than a limited show or exhibit, or act as a dealer or commercial breeder, unless such person has obtained a license for such operations from the director.  An applicant shall obtain a separate license for each separate physical facility subject to sections 273.325 to 273.357 which is operated by the applicant.  Any person exempt from the licensing requirements of sections 273.325 to 273.357 may voluntarily apply for a license.  Application for such license shall be made in the manner provided by the director.  The license shall expire annually unless revoked.  As provided by rules to be promulgated by the director, the license fee shall range from one hundred to two thousand five hundred dollars per year.  Each licensee subject to sections 273.325 to 273.357 shall pay an additional annual fee of twenty-five dollars to be used by the department of agriculture for the purpose of administering operation bark alert or any successor program.  Pounds or dog pounds shall be exempt from payment of the fees under this section.  License fees shall be levied for each license issued or renewed on or after January 1, 1993.


(L. 1992 S.B. 636 § 2 subsec. 1, A.L. 2010 S.B. 795, A.L. 2011 S.B. 113 & 95, A.L. 2011 S.B. 161)

Effective 4-27-11


No use of moneys collected under section 273.327 for operation and administration of large carnivore act, 578.625

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