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City of Houston, TX CODE OF ORDINANCES

Chapter 6 Introductory Text

Overview of the Code

Article I, In General

Definitions and interpretations of the code.

For example:

  • B.A.R.C.  means the bureau of animal regulation and care in the department of     administration and regulatory affairs 
  • Current rabies vaccination  means a rabies vaccination that was administered in     compliance with the requirements of Chapter 826 of the Texas Health and Safety     Code     and Title 25 of Chapter 169 of the Texas Administrative Code and that has     not expired under the terms thereof
  • Feral cat  means any homeless, wild, or untamed cat 

Article II, Keeping of Fowl, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Location restrictions for fowl

Location restrictions for rabbits and guinea pigs

Keeping for commercial purposes

Keeping for public showing

Limitation on number to be kept

 

Article III, Keeping of Wild Animals

Wild animal defined

Possession prohibited

Vaccination

Penalty

Temporary permit; registration for productions

 

Article IV, Dogs and Cats

Licensing & Vaccinations

License required

Tag to be worn

Fees

Special clinics; fees

 

Article V, Disposition of Impounded Animals

Scope

Redemption rate after impoundment

 

Article VI, Dangerous Dogs

Definitions

Impoundment order; surrender

Determination hearing

Requirements for owner of a dangerous dog