Animal Control

Animal Control is a division of the Police Department and all calls regarding vicious animals and/or animals at large are responded to by the Police Department. As such, fees for licensing and/or impoundment of an animal are collected by the clerk of the Police Department located at 650 S. 4th Street. Business hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Animal Licensing


Animals 6 months and older are required to be licensed with the city annually. To obtain a license you must provide proof of current rabies vaccination by a certified veterinarian. You can license / register your animal from January 1 through March 31 without a penalty fee. After March 31, a $5 penalty fee will be assessed along with your licensing fee. Licensing fees are as follows:
  • $5.00 for a three year tag

Leash Law


The City of Edwardsville has a Leash Law Ordinance and it is enforced by the Police Department. If Animal Control picks your animal up for any reason, it will be taken to the Kaw Valley Veterinary Clinic located at:
  • 11600 Kaw Drive
    Edwardsville, KS 66012
    Ph: 913-441-3544
You, as the pet owner, will be responsible for all impound fees assessed by the Kaw Valley Veterinary Clinic as well as an administrative fee assessed by the city. If after 5 business days / 10 days for cases of quarantine, the animal has not been claimed by its owner, the animal will be euthanized or adopted out to an animal rescue shelter.

IF YOUR ANIMAL IS MISSING, PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR THE EDWARDSVILLE ANIMAL RESCUE PAGE TO SEE IF YOUR ANIMAL WAS PICKED UP.

Animal Retrieval


To retrieve your animal, you will need to provide proof of current rabies vaccination, obtain or provide proof of current licensing / registration, and pay all applicable fees to the police clerk. You will then be given a receipt to take to the Kaw Valley Veterinary Clinic to retrieve your animal. Please note, if your animal is picked up on a weekend or a holiday, you will have to wait until the next business day to retrieve your animal.

Animals will not be released until all fees are paid in full. The Edwardsville Police Department’s Animal Control Division takes care of animals that are lost, stray, or vicious. Citizens who knowingly take an animal into their care and home are responsible for finding a new home for that animal if living arrangements do not meet their expectations and they need to get rid of the animal.