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Citations

"Fix-it Citations"

Animal Services holds citations for 14 days for the following first time violations to permit individuals to come into compliance without penalty:

Code Section

Description

Fine Amount

3-1-6

Pet License Violation

*$150.00

3-1-19 (A)

Failure To Obtain Rabies Vaccination

*$150.00

*Violators still may receive a credit of up to $100.00 if proof of compliance is provided to court within 60 days of the violation.

All other citations are filed with the court without a grace period or built in delay.

Once an Animal Services citation is received by the Justice Court, payment of the listed fine amount is required to close the case. Failure to pay the fine or appear within 30 days after the citation is issued results in additional sanctions as described below.

"Mandatory Appearance" Citations

Citations for some offenses require a defendant to appear before a judge. If an individual fails to appear on one of these "mandatory appearance" citations, an arrest warrant will be issued which increases the fine amount on the case by a minimum of $125.00 up to a maximum increase of $1,000.00. 

All Other "No Appearance Required" Animal Services Violations

If a defendant fails to pay the fine or appear within 30 days after the citation is issued, the citation bail amount is increased by $50.00.

If a defendant fails to pay the fine or appear within 60 days after the citation is issued, an arrest warrant will be issued which increases the fine amount on the case by a minimum of $125.00 up to a maximum increase of $500.00.

Bail Amounts for Common Citations 

TITLE 3 ANIMAL SERVICES
Code Description Class Fine
3-1-6 Pet License Violation Infraction $150.00*
3-1-10 Animal At Large Infraction $50.00
3-1-19(A) Failure Obtain Rabies Vaccination Misdemeanor C $150.00*

*May qualify for credit or dismissal if compliance is achieved within allotted time limit. Contact the court for details at (801) 568-7160.

 


Request a Hearing/Trial

A clerk may be able to assist you if you received a citation for certain animal control violations such as "No Pet License" and/or "No Current Rabies Vaccination." Check at the clerk's window or call to see what compliance credits may be applied to the fines. Matters not resolved with the clerk are then set for trial.

Individuals cited for an "Animal At Large" violation may pay the $50 fine online, or they may schedule a court appearance.

Call the court at (801) 568-7160 for information or assistance with any questions or concerns.