Full Statute Name:  Oklahoma Statutes Annotated. Title 11. Cities and Towns. Chapter 1. Municipal Code. Powers of Cities and Towns. Article XXII. General Powers of Municipalities.

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Primary Citation:  11 Okl. St. Ann. § 22-115 to 115.1 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2015 Alternate Citation:  OK ST T. 11 § 22-115 to 115.1 Date Adopted:  1978
Summary:

This Oklahoma statute provides that the municipal governing body may regulate or prohibit animals from running at large.  The governing body may also regulate and provide for taxing the owners and harborers of dogs, and authorize the killing of dogs which are found at large in violation of any ordinance regulating the same.

Statute Text: 

 

§ 22-115. Animals running at large--Regulation and taxation

The municipal governing body may regulate or prohibit animals from running at large. Animals which are running at large may be impounded and sold to discharge any costs and penalties established by the governing body and the expense of impounding, keeping or sale of such animals. The governing body may also provide for the erection of pens, pounds, and buildings for the use of the municipality, within or without the municipal limits, and appoint and compensate keepers thereof, and establish and enforce rules governing the pens, pounds or buildings. The governing body may also regulate and provide for taxing the owners and harborers of dogs, and authorize the killing of dogs which are found at large in violation of any ordinance regulating the same.

CREDIT(S)
Laws 1977, c. 256, § 22-115, eff. July 1, 1978.

 

§ 22-115.1. Dog kennel--Restriction of location near schools or day care facilities

A. Upon the effective date of this act,[FN 1] no dog kennel shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of a public or private school or licensed day care facility in a municipality having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000). Provided, this prohibition shall not apply to a dog kennel that was lawfully in operation and in full compliance with all licensing, permitting and zoning requirements applicable to said kennel prior to the effective date of this act.

B. Upon the effective date of this act, no public officer or employee shall issue any type of license, permit, approval or consent for a dog kennel to be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of a public or private school or licensed day care facility in a municipality having a population of more than three hundred thousand (300,000).

C. Applications for a dog kennel license or for any governmental permit, approval or consent needed to authorize the lawful operation of a dog kennel that are pending on the effective date of this act shall be subject to the prohibitions set forth in subsections A and B of this section.

D. The provisions of subsections A and B of this section may be enforced by any public officer within whose jurisdiction a noncompliant dog kennel is located or by any other person aggrieved in any way by noncompliance with said provisions. Enforcement action may include a civil suit for an injunction filed in the district court in the county where a noncompliant dog kennel is located.

E. Any municipality is hereby authorized to enact an ordinance consistent with the provisions of this section and to enforce said ordinance by prosecution of violations in the municipal court, as provided by law.

F. For the purposes of this section, the term “dog kennel” means any place other than a federal, state or municipal facility, veterinary hospital or medical research institute, where more than four dogs beyond the age of six (6) months are kept, harbored, boarded, sheltered or bred.

Credits
Laws 2008, c. 433, § 1, emerg. eff. June 4, 2008.
Notes of Decisions (6)

Footnotes

[FN 1] O.S.L.2008, c. 433, emergency effective June 4, 2008.

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