Full Statute Name:  Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated. Health and Safety Code. Title 10. Health and Safety of Animals. Chapter 826. Rabies. Subchapter D. Registration and Restraint of Dogs and Cats. § 826.031. Registration of Dogs and Cats by Local Governments.

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Primary Citation:  V. T. C. A., Health & Safety Code § 826.031 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  TX HEALTH & S § 826.031 Date Adopted:  1989
Summary:

This Texas statute provides that the governing body of a municipality and the commissioners court of a county may adopt ordinances or rules requiring the registration of each dog and cat within the jurisdiction of the municipality or county.  Fees may be collected pursuant to such ordinances to defray costs.

Statute Text: 

(a) The governing body of a municipality and the commissioners court of a county may adopt ordinances or rules under Section 826.014 or 826.015 requiring the registration of each dog and cat within the jurisdiction of the municipality or county.

(b) A dog or cat may not be subject to dual registration.

(c) The enforcing agency may collect a fee set by ordinance for the registration of each dog or cat and may retain the fees collected. The fees may be used only to help defray the cost of administering this chapter or the ordinances or rules of the enforcing agency within its jurisdiction.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

 

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