Animal Control

The Animal Control Unit is responsible for the enforcement of all city ordinances related to the ownership and care of domestic animals.  The City of Blue Springs has contracted the responsibilities of this unit to Pawportunities Inc. The unit has an authorized force of 4 full-time officers and staff who will be on duty 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. all 7 days of the week and available for emergency call out.

Animal Control Officers also make community presentations upon request.


Located at 1228 NW Knox Street, this is a transitory holding area for lost pets until they can be returned to their owners.

Animal Control Fees & Tickets


Animal Control Fees are collected at the time your pet is released to you at the Animal Control Offices. 

Proper identification and proof of rabies vaccinations are also required at time of release.

 Fees are as follows:   

  • $29 for 1st offense (Redemption Fee)
  • $50 for 2nd and subsequent offenses (Redemption Fee)
  • $25 per day kennel fee per animal


In addition to the standard fees due at the time of animal release, ticket(s) may be issued for violation of City ordinance(s).  

Ticket(s) may be paid at the Municipal Court window, 1100 SW Smith Street or online.

You may appear in Municipal Court to discuss your case with the Judge at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, located at 1100 SW Smith Street.