Pets


Dogs

All dogs six month old require registration with the city. You can register your dog at the city office. The city requires the following information for registration: Name and Address of owner, license number of the dog, breed, age, color, name, and gender of dog, and your dog’s rabies vaccination certificate. Dogs are registered annually and a $5 fee is added to your registration if you register late (after February first). All dogs require a rabies vaccination by the time they are 4 months old. In addition, if your pet is deemed dangerous or potentially dangerous by the city, an additional $50 is added to your registration and your dog must be marked by either tattoo, or with a microchip.

Male $20 Female $20
Male Neutered $10 Female Spayed $10

To read more on the city’s policies on dogs, please review Chapter 6 article 1 of the municipal code.


Cats

All cats six month old require registration with the city. You can register your cat at the city office. The city requires the following information for registration: Name and Address of owner, license number of the cat, breed, age, color, name, and gender of cat, and your cat’s rabies vaccination certificate. cats are registered annually and a $5 fee is added to your registration if you register late (after February first). All cats require a rabies vaccination by the time they are 4 months old.

Male $20 Female $20
Male Neutered $10 Female Spayed $10

To read more on the city’s policies on cats, please review Chapter 6 article 2 of the municipal code.


Chickens

In order to own a chicken in Waverly, you are required to have an annual chicken permit. If your property is one acre or less, you can have at most three chickens. Properties over one acre can have up to four. Roosters over two months old are considered a public nuisance and are not permitted. You are required to notify your neighbors that you will be having chickens before you will receive your permit and the slaughtering of chickens is illegal within the city.

A chicken facility and run are required. The chicken facility must have at least three cubic feet per chicken, and the run cannot have more than five cubic feet per chicken. The chicken facility and run must be located at least 30 feet from any dwelling, sidewalk, street, alley, road, public building, or park and recreation area.

For more information on unusual pets, read Chapter 6 article 3 and for chickens, read 6-311. Downloads for the Chicken Permit Application are also available.