When do I need to register my pet? You must register your dog or cat within 30 days of the date the animal is first owned and kept within the city. How long is my license good for? The license is good for one year from the date of registration. What do I need to register my pet? Bring in a copy of an up-to-date rabies vaccination certificate from your veterinarian at the time of licensing. Residents are responsible for ensuring that vaccinations do not expire during the licensing year. License fees: Dogs/Cats: $10 for spayed/neutered animal $25 for unneutered animals All dogs and cats six months of age or older must be licensed. Chickens: $80 Initial Application Fee $20 Annual Renewal Fee Are there penalties for not registering your animal? 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: For registration more than 30 days but less than 60 days late there is a $5 penalty fee. For registrations more than 60 days but less than 90 days late there is a $10 penalty fee. How many animals can I have? Dogs/Cats: 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 a Special Permit from the governing body. The fee for a Special Permit, or its renewal 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. Chickens: No more than six female chickens per tract of land regardless of how many dwelling units are on the tract. Keeping Chickens in Roeland Park Brochure Application form to keep chickens What if I own more than two dogs or two cats? There are special permit requirements for pet owners who have more than two dogs or more than two cats. What do I do if there is a barking dog in my neighborhood? 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. (Ord. 408, Sec. 11; Code 1986) Other things to keep in mind: DON’T permit your dog, cat or other animal to defecate on any other persons property within the city, unless you immediately removes such waste from the property. DON’T permit your dog or cat to run-at-large within the city at any time. If your animal is running-at-large, it will be impounded.
If your pet is lost or missing please contact the Animal Control Officers at 782-0720 as soon as possible. Always have a collar on your pet with the city license on it or put your name and address on the collar. Help us increase the opportunity to protect and return your pet to you.Impound Information: Stray animals, animals running-at-large, bite case animals and other impounds will be held for a minimum of ten (10) days. If your pet has been impounded, you can find out by calling Animal Haven or the Animal Control Officer. Your pet must be vaccinated for Rabies and licensed in the city annually.
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What to do if you lost your Pet?If your pet is lost or you find a lost animal, you can call: Lost Dog Registry 816-333-0020, Great Plains SPCA Merriam 913-808-3347, Unleashed Pet Rescue 913-831-7387, Kansas City KS Animal Control 913-321-1445, Wayside Waifs 816-761-8151
Pay your License Online***There is a convenience fee charged per transaction if you pay via the internet.We accept the following cards(s): Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We also accept electronic fund transfers from checking accounts.