Animal Licensing and Fees

All residents who own, keep, or harbor any dog or cat over six (6) months old must license the animal with the City of Olathe.  Review the License Ordinance for more information.

Pet Licensing Instructions

Step 1 - Gather Documentation
  • Current Rabies Vaccination Certificate from licensed veterinarian  -  Ensure all owner/animal information is current and accurate.  Note any corrections directly on the certificate.
  • Spay or Neuter Certificate from licensed veterinarian  -  Not needed if the rabies certificate indicates the animal is spayed or neutered.
  • Microchip Registration Information  -  Optional  -  We will register your microchip information into our database at no charge.  Microchip information can expedite the return of lost pets.
  • Animal Licensing Fee

Step 2 - Submit documentation (4 options)

In Person:
Robinson Complex
1385 S. Robinson Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061
In Person:
Olathe Animal Shelter
505 E. Sunvale Dr.
Olathe, KS 66061 
Mail To:
Animal Licensing
City of Olathe
PO Box 768
Olathe, KS 66051-0768

Licensing Fees

Permanent-Renewable Tag

1 year 2 year 3 year
Spayed or neutered Dog or Cat $10 $18 $25
Intact Cat $25 $45 $64
Intact Dog $35 $63 $89
Replacement Tag - $5
Must have a corresponding 1, 2, or 3 year rabies certificate.
All fees are non-refundable.

Other Fees

Dead Animal Removal/Disposal Fee $35/animal
Dangerous Dog License Fee* $150/dog
Impoundment Fee  
1st impoundment    
$25 altered; $50 unaltered
2nd impoundment    
$50 altered; $100 unaltered
3rd impoundment    
$100 altered; $200 unaltered
Subsequent impoundment    
$300 altered; $500 unaltered
Impoundment Administrative Fee $15
Boarding Fee $20/day
Vaccination Deposit $10/animal
Owner Surrender Fee (based on availability)** euthanasia as necessary

$50/animal surrender

$75/animal euthanasia

Live Trap Deposit Fee $75/trap
Licensing Fees See above

*See Section 8.02.020 of the Olathe Municipal Code for a definition