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Ellen Rogalin, Community Relations Specialist, Clackamas County Transportation & Development, 503-742-4274 October 28, 2014

Clackamas County

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Clackamas County animal code changes, increased dog license fee are effective Oct. 29

Dog owners in Clackamas County will be subject to new county codes and a higher dog license fee beginning Oct. 29. The code changes comply with new state laws; revenue from the increased dog license fee will fund a new program to respond to complaints about barking dogs.

Code Amendments: Amendments to the Clackamas County Animal Code that go into effect Oct. 29 will impact many people who live in the county and own one or more dogs. The changes are in a number of areas related to dogs and other animals, including the following: Other code amendments effective Oct. 29 include: Dog License Fee: The cost of a dog license is increasing by $6 per year as of Oct. 29. The increase was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in order to support a new resolution-based program to respond to complaints about barking dogs, which will begin in January 2015. The new fees will be:

Details of the changes can be found in the County Animal Code, Title 5, at www.clackamas.us/code/documents/title5.pdf or by contacting Clackamas County Dog Services at 503-655-8628 or www.clackamas.us/dogs/

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