Animal Control


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.

If you live inside the limits of a city, licenses must be obtained from the owner’s municipality. Ask your veterinarian for help obtaining a license or you can follow the steps below.

Obtaining a License:

  1. Visit Sedgwick County Animal Control at 1015 Stillwell in Wichita and fill out the license form – call 660-7070 to schedule an appointment.
  2. Write down your dog’s vaccination tag number from the metallic tag and bring it with you.
  3. Bring the vaccination certificate from your vet.
  4. Bring the appropriate license fee payment - $12 for a spayed or neutered dog and $22 for a non-spayed or non-neutered dog. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
  5. Be prepared to provide your name, address and phone number.
  6. Be prepared to sign a statement that the dog has never previously been determined to be a dangerous or vicious animal.

Report an Animal Bite

If you have been bitten by a wild or stray animal, print this Bite Report Form, fill it out and deliver it to Animal Control at 1015 Stillwell in Wichita or fax it to 383-7553.

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.