Enforcing Sedgwick County Code

The Animal Control Department enforces Sedgwick County codes on the housing and care of animals, and ensures that animals and their remains do not pose a health or safety hazard to county residents. The enforcement activities include returning stray dogs to their owners, returning loose cattle to fenced pastures, investigating animal cruelty or violations of dangerous animal laws, and removing deer carcasses from county rights-of-way.

Get a Dog License and Vaccinations for Your Pets

All dogs and cats owned by residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County must be vaccinated and dogs must wear a tag indicating compliance with the county's animal code.  Please ask your veterinarian for help obtaining a license or follow the steps below.

Obtaining a License:

  1. Ask your veterinarian!
  2. Call Sedgwick County Animal Control at 316-660-7070 or email for more information.
    1. You must have the vaccination certificate from your vet.
    2. Correct amount for a license fee payment -
      $12 for a spayed or neutered dog. 
      $22 for a non-spayed or non-neutered dog.
    3. Cash, checks or money orders only.

Report an Animal Bite

If you have been bitten by any mammal, domestic or wild, rabies could be a concern. Fill out this Bite Report Form and use the “submit form” button at the top of the page to send to Sedgwick County Animal Control. Alternatively, you can contact Sedgwick County Animal Control in person at 1015 Stillwell, Wichita, 67213; by phone at (316) 660-7070; by fax at (316) 383-7553; or via email at

Find Your Pet or Adopt a New One

Sedgwick County Animal Control works in conjunction with the city of Wichita and Kansas Humane Society to connect owners to their lost pets, as well as help residents find new furry additions to their families.