Owners of Rottweilers and Pit Bull Terriers shall comply with the following requirements:
A. No owner shall permit a Rottweiler, or a Pit Bull Terrier, off of the owner's premises unless it is on a nonretractable leash no longer than six feet in length.
B. No owner shall permit a Rottweiler, or a Pit Bull Terrier, off of the owner's premises except when it is in the care and control of the owner, or a family member, sixteen years of age or older.
C. The owner of a Rottweiler, or a Pit Bull Terrier:
1.Within one year of obtaining a Village license thereon, shall be required to install a "special enclosure," or enclose the yard with a fence, and to keep the animal within the "special enclosure," or fence, at all times the animal is not within the owner's residence; or
2.Shall keep the animal on a nonretractable leash no longer than six feet in length and in the care and control of the owner, or a family member, sixteen years of age or older, at all times the animal is not within the owner's residence.
D. A fenced yard shall meet the following requirements:1.The fence shall be a minimum of five feet in height, and2.All gates shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching mechanisms designed to securely close and lock the gate.
E. The owner of a Rottweiler, or a Pit Bull Terrier shall display Village-approved signage on all entrances to the property. Such sign shall state "Beware of Dog" and shall be displayed in a conspicuous manner.
(A) No person presently possessing a pit bull dog and/or vicious dog shall possess it after ten days of the effective date of this chapter without having first obtained a license therefor from the village.
(B) An application for a license to possess a pit bull dog and/or vicious dog shall be filed at Village Hall on a form entitled, “License To Possess A Pit Bull”, and shall be accompanied by all of the following:
(1) Verification of the identity of the owner and current address by providing a copy of the owner’s driver’s license or other approximate form of identification;
(2) Proof of ownership of the pit bull and/or vicious dog;
(3) A copy of the current immunization and health record of the pit bull and/or vicious dog prepared by a veterinarian licensed to practice in the state;
(4) A certificate of insurance evidencing coverage in an amount not less than $100,000 providing coverage for any injury, damage or loss caused by the pit bull and/or vicious dog;
(5) Two photographs of the pit bull dog to be licensed taken not less than one month before the date of the application. One photograph shall provide a front view of the pit bull and/or vicious dog and shall clearly show the face and ears of the pit bull and/or vicious dog. One photograph shall show a side view of the pit bull and/or vicious dog;
(6) A license fee of $100; and
(7) The village may require other information as is necessary.
(C) Upon receipt of an application, the village shall forward it to the Village Police Department, which shall cause an inspection of the premise on which the pit bull and/or vicious dog shall be kept to determine that the applicant has complied with all applicable provisions. Upon completion of the inspection, the Police Department shall notify the village, in writing, of the results of its inspection.
(D) Upon receipt of the results of the Police Department inspection, the village shall notify the applicant of the approval or denial of the license. In the event the license is denied, the notification shall be provided in writing and the reasons for the denial shall be stated. Upon approval, the village shall issue a license to the applicant.
Licensing And Insurance:
1.a. Pit Bull Kennel License: No person shall own, keep or harbor any pit bull over six (6) months of age in any household, residence, or any property whatsoever within the city of North Chicago without first obtaining a pit bull kennel license from the city of North Chicago.
b. Information Reported To The City: All owners, keepers, or harborers of registered pit bulls must report the following information in writing to the city:
(1)The removal from the city or death of a registered pit bull.
(2)The birth of offspring of a registered pit bull.
(3)The new address of a registered pit bull owner should the owner move within the city limits.
c. Applications: Applications for a pit bull kennel license shall be filed with the city of North Chicago and shall provide the following information:
(1)Name of applicant.
(2)Name of owner of the pit bull if different from applicant.
(3)Address where pit bull will be kept.
(4)Number of pit bulls to be kept on premises.
(5)Method to be used to secure or restrain the animals.
(6)Name of person or persons responsible for care and confinement.
(7)Any other information requested by the city.
All applications shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fifty dollar ($50.00) application fee.
DANGEROUS DOG: Any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury to, or to otherwise endanger the safety of humans or other domestic animals; or
Any dog which attacks a human being or other domestic animal without provocation; or
Any dog which is a "pit bull terrier", which shall herein be defined as any American pit bull terrier or Staffordshire bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier breed of dog or any mixed breed of dog which contains as an element of its breeding the breed of American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier as to be identifiable as partially of the breed of American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier.
See Section 9-1-17: Vicious Animals for regulations
It shall be unlawful to keep, harbor, own or in any way possess within the corporate limits of the village any pit bull dog, provided that pit bull dogs residing in the village on the date of passage of the ordinance codified in this chapter may be kept within the village subject to the standards and requirements including licensing requirements, herein set forth.