Code Enforcement

Alan Johnson assumed Code Enforcement Officer duties in Fall of 2017. Alan's responsibilities focus on animal cases, with an emphasis on code violations pertaining to dogs. Two other areas of value to the community as a result of the Code Enforcement Officer's efforts are handling weed and sidewalk snow removal complaints. During 2015 the Code Enforcement Officer responded to or was assigned with 850 animal-related calls. Of those, 41 were related to vicious dog incidents. In addition to animal incidents, the Code Enforcement Officer responded to 49 weed complaints and 159 abandoned bicycle retrievals. A separate responsibility performed exceptionally by the Code Enforcement Officer is deployment of our radar trailer throughout the City.

Humane Society

The department continues to work in partnership with the Humane Society of the Palouse through a personal services agreement. In 2015 the Animal Shelter took in 259 cats and 260 dogs were adopted. Moscow City Code title 10-5-2 requires that all dogs be registered with the City of Moscow or the Humane Society. Dog licenses may be purchased for the lifetime of the animal for the following costs:

  • Spayed or neutered dog: $25
  • Non-spayed or neutered dog: $35

Bicycle licenses can also be purchased for $7 at the department.