In addition to the appropriate license fee, a late penalty shall be charged to each owner who does not obtain a required license in the sum stipulated by the county ordinance currently in effect during the applicable contract year; however, no late penalty shall be charged if:
A. The owner submits proof of purchase of the animal within the preceding 30 days; or
B. The owner has moved into the city within the preceding 30 days; or
C. The animal had been under the age which requires a license (four months); or
D. The owner purchases the license(s) voluntarily, prior to in-person or field contact by animal control personnel; or
E. The owner submits other proof deemed acceptable in the rules and regulations of the animal control division. (Ord. 06C-09 § 1; Ord. A-69 § 1, 1988).