This Utah statute, under the chapter relating the general powers of all cities, provides that cities may license, tax, regulate or prohibit the keeping of dogs, and authorize the destruction, sale or other disposal of the same when at large contrary to ordinance.
(1) Subject to Section 18-2-101, a municipality may:
(a) license, tax, regulate, or prohibit the keeping of dogs; and
(b) authorize the destruction, sale, or other disposal of a dog if the dog is at large contrary to ordinance.
(2)(a) As used in this Subsection (2):
(i) “Retired service animal” means a dog that:
(A) at one time was a service animal for the current owner; and
(B) no longer provides service animal services for the owner because of the dog's age or other factors limiting the dog's service capability.
(ii) “Service animal” means a police service canine, as defined in Section 53-16-102.
(b) If a municipality adopts a limit as to the number of dogs a person may keep, the municipality shall allow a person to keep a service animal, a retired service animal, or both in addition to that limit.
Laws 1911, c. 120, § 1; Laws 1915, c. 100, § 1; Laws 1967, c. 23, § 1; Laws 2014, c. 28, § 1, eff. May 13, 2014; Laws 2014, c. 424, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.
Codifications R.S. 1898, § 206, subd. 69; C.L. 1907, § 206, subd. 69; C.L. 1917, § 570x68; R.S. 1933, § 15-8-65; C. 1943, § 15-8-65.