Some Pet Owners to Pay New Fees

The City Council on Tuesday approved a permit fee of up to $500 for families with either a lot of pets, or just unusual animals.

Last year, the council reduced the fee from $3,000 to $1,500 for families with more than three domestic animals. Earlier this month, the council asked staff to further simplify the application process, making it more affordable.

With the $500 fee, the city will need to subsidize a small portion of the permit application process, city staff members said. The new fees go into effect on Oct. 22.

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