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You must register your dog or cat (6 months old and older) within 30 days of the date the animal is first owned and kept within the city.
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The license is good for one year from the date of registration.
Provide the city with a copy of an up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate from your veterinarian at the time of licensing. You can use the online application to license your pets or apply at City Hall. Residents are responsible for ensuring that vaccinations do not expire during the licensing year.
All dogs and cats six months of age or older must be licensed.
Every owner who fails to register their dog or cat within 30 days of the expiration of the registration period will pay, in addition to the registration fee, a penalty fee for late registration in the following amounts:
No more than two dogs of six months of age or older or more than one litter of pups, or more than two cats of more than six months of age or more than one litter of kittens, or engage in the commercial business of breeding, buying, selling, trading, training, or boarding cats or dogs or both cats and dogs, without having obtained an Animal License Variance from the governing body.
The fee for a Special Permit is $100. Those persons who have received governing body approval to keep more than two dogs or more than two cats prior to the effective date of this ordinance shall be exempt from the requirement to pay such special permit fee, or any renewal thereof; provided, however, that this exemption shall no longer apply if a special permit is suspended or revoked as hereinafter provided.
No more than six female chickens per tract of land regardless of how many dwelling units are on the tract.
There are special permit (PDF) requirements for pet owners who have more than two dogs or more than two cats.
Contact animal control at 913-782-0720. The keeping, or harboring of any animal which by loud frequent and habitual barking, howling, yelping, mewing, roaring or screeching disturbs the peace of any neighborhood is prohibited. It is the duty of any person harboring or keeping such loud or noisy animal or animals to abate the condition, and if he or she fails to do so, the city may abate it by taking up, impounding and/or disposing of the animal at the expense of the owner. (Ordinance 408, Section 11; Code 1986.)
If your pet is lost or you find a lost animal, you can call: