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Animal License


2018 Pet License Renewal

Annual Pet License Renewal Invoices will be mailed the week of December 26, 2017 and are due on / before February 28, 2018 to avoid late fees. All applications and renewals without proper payment documentation will be returned and late fees will apply. Late fees begin March 1, 2018. If the license is required earlier, please mail in the proper documentation and payment. If you have any questions, please contact us at licensing@leawood.org.


Licensing Your Pet

DogsVaccinating and licensing your family pet is a beneficial means of protecting your animal against rabies and provides for an efficient method for the City to trace the animal's ownership in the event it becomes lost. To do this, all dogs and cats must have a license within 30 days of being brought into the city or reaching the age of 6 months. Proof of rabies vaccination is required.

If your family has or wants more than two dogs and or two cats, you will need to obtain a Special Animal Permit Application from the City Clerk in addition to the animal license. An initial permit fee in the amount of $100.00 shall be paid by the owner, keeper or harborer of the animals identified in the permit. A permit renewal fee in the amount of $50.00 shall be paid (in addition to the license fee) each year thereafter.

All animals must be confined to the premises of the owner, except when taken off premises on a leash, or in a car, or other conveyance. Any animal(s) causing injury to persons or damage to property shall be presumed not under control of keeper/owner. Any animal picked up by Animal Control is subject to a leash law fine as well as a daily board charge. An animal picked up in Leawood must have current rabies vaccination and a city license before the animal can be released.

The following breeds are prohibited in the City of Leawood; Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or any animal having the appearance or characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds known as Pit Bull, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, or American Pit Bull Terrier.


  1. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to renew animal license(s) prior to March 1, or late fees will be incurred ($5 per month per pet). Animal is defined as a cat or dog.
  2. Please print and return the completed Pet License Form Pet License Application. Applications MUST be submitted together with the following documentation:

    • Copy of current rabies certificate (Veterinarian invoice or reminder letters are NOT acceptable)
    • Copy of spay / neuter documentation (for pets not previously documented)
    • Remittance: $5.00 spay / neutered ---- $25.00 for non-spayed / neutered
    • Late Fees: ($5 per month per pet).
  3. SPECIAL ANIMAL LICENSE APPLICATION FORM - When applying for licenses of 3 or more dogs, or cats per household, please return the completed application WITH the $100.00 non-refundable fee plus all documentation listed above. Special Animal Permit renewal fee is $50.00.
  4. Payment MUST BE submitted with the following required documents to address below. DO NOT fax documents separately.
    • Invoice
    • Rabies Certificate (if expired).
    • Spay/Neuter documentation (if required).

    Mail-in payment by check ONLY, payable to CITY OF LEAWOOD. Do not mail cash. Over-the-phone credit card payments will NOT be accepted.

    LEAWOOD, KS 66211

    Phone: (913) 663-9123


    • If you will be out of town during the renewal period, please contact Licensing department as soon as possible for early payment options. OR, mail in current rabies certificate with your name and address and payment to address above.

    • If you no longer have the pet listed on the invoice, please return the invoice with the box checked: OR, email your name, address and name of pet (preferred method). License record will be deactivated. Licensing@leawood.org

    • If you have a new or a different pet than what is invoiced, please submit a new application with copies of RABIES CERTIFICATE and spay/neuter documentation with appropriate payment amount.


  • Animal License Renewal invoices will be mailed by the end of December

  • $5 if the animal (spayed or neutered)

  • $25 per animal (non-spayed or neutered)

  • Licenses are valid January 1 through December 31. Any license due not paid by the end of business hours on February 28 will be assessed a $5 per month late fee in addition to the regular license fee.

  • Initial Special Permit Fee is $100.00 and is non-refundable.

  • Special permits renew at $50.00 per year thereafter. Special Animal Renewals are due on or before December 31st.

  • IMPORTANT: To obtain a city license, the rabies 'Certificate of Vaccination' must be current and included with payment at the time of licensing. (The veterinarian's invoice is not acceptable)


City of Leawood