Health Department

General Information

animal control officer
Independence Animal Services
515 S. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 325-7205

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide services that will ensure public health and safety, provide the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, to measurably reduce companion animal overpopulation, and to take a leadership role in promoting humane values for the benefit of all animals.

General Information

Animal Services Officers are on duty 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To report a dead animal or stray animal in your possession, and all other issues concerning animals running loose, animal bites or dangerous animals, call (816) 325-7205 during reqular business hours.

Barking Dogs

City Ordinance prohibits a dog causing annoyance to any person by loud and frequent barking, howling, yelping, growling or any other noise. To file a complaint about a barking dog.

Legal Limit

Any combination of four dogs or cats over the age of six months is allowed.

Wildlife Issues

Animal Control does not handle wildlife. We recommend that you contact a wildlife company such as Animal Damage Control by Trapper John at (816) 254-0067 to have wildlife removed from your property. You may also find help at

Pit Bull Ownership

Pit bulls are only allowed in the city limits if they were registered before August 28, 2006. No new pit bulls are allowed to register after this date.


If Animal Services has impounded your animal, you will receive a citation for Animal Running at Large. City Ordinance requires all animals be properly restrained within a securely fenced yard or on a chain or leash. They are never to be unrestrained.