The city clerk-treasurer or his or her designee shall issue a certificate of registration to the owner of a dangerous dog if the owner presents to the animal control unit sufficient evidence of:
(1) A proper enclosure to confine a dangerous dog and the posting of the premises with a clearly visible sign warning that there is a dangerous dog on the property. In addition, the owner shall conspicuously display a sign with a warning symbol that informs children of the presence of a dangerous dog.
(2) A surety bond issued by a surety insurer qualified under RCW Chapter 48.28 in a form acceptable to the city attorney, in the sum of at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars, payable to any person injured by the dangerous dog; or
(3) A policy of liability insurance, such as homeowner's insurance, issued by an insurer qualified under RCW Title 48 in the amount of at least two hundred fifty thousand dollars, in a form acceptable to the city attorney, insuring the owner for any personal injuries inflicted by the dangerous dog.
(4) Prior to the issuance of any certificate of registration, the city clerk-treasurer or his or her designee shall collect from the owner of any dangerous dog a registration fee of one hundred dollars.
(5) The certificate of registration shall expire one year after its issuance and it shall be renewable under the same terms and conditions as governed by its previous issuance. (Ord. 1620 § 3, 2004.)