2017 ORS 433.375¹
Filing of inoculation certificate
  • certificate required for license
  • issuance of tag

(1) The owner of the animal shall present by mail or otherwise the inoculation certificate, together with the fee fixed pursuant to ORS 433.380 (Tag fee), if any, to the clerk of the county in which the owner resides.

(2) The county shall upon receipt of the fee and presentation of the certificate issue to the owner a serial-numbered tag, legibly identifying its expiration date as such date is determined in accordance with rules of the Oregon Health Authority relating to intervals of inoculation. The tag shall be designed for and shall be attached to a collar or harness that must be worn by the dog for which the tag and certificate are issued at all times when off or outside the premises of the owner. Whenever an original tag is lost, mutilated or destroyed, upon application and payment of the fee prescribed under ORS 433.380 (Tag fee), if any, a replacement tag, to be dated, designed and worn as the original, shall be issued.

(3) No official of any county shall issue a license for a dog until the official has been shown a proper certification, or its equivalent, of a rabies inoculation.

(4) If the county files the certificate upon which a tag is issued, it shall be cross-referenced to the tag number. If the certificate is not filed, the county shall keep an appropriate record of the expiration date and number, if any, of the certificate cross-referenced to the tag number. Notwithstanding ORS 205.320 (Fees collected by county clerk) (1)(a), a fee is not required for filing the certificate.

(5) Unexpired tags shall be honored in all counties when the animal is in transit or where the owner has established a new residence.

(6) The provisions of this section apply to a city, rather than a county, in a city that has a dog licensing program. [1971 c.413 §9; 1975 c.750 §4; 1977 c.189 §6a; 1985 c.793 §2; 1991 c.230 §34; 2009 c.595 §670; 2015 c.27 §47]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 433—Disease and Condition Control; Mass Gatherings; Indoor Air, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors433.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.