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  • Chief Matt Jensby

    Matt Jensby
    Chief of Police

    p. 316.722.1433
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    Jail:  316.660.5245

    10100 W Grady Ave.
    P.O. Box 245
    Maize, KS 67101

Animal Control

Maize Animal Control Regulations are enforced by the Maize Police Department.  All owners of dogs and cats the age of six months or older must have them vaccinated against rabies. In addition, dog owners are required to obtain an annual dog license. The vaccination and license is available at the following area veterinary clinics:

The city dog license may also be purchased at City Hall, 10100 Grady Ave, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with proof of rabies vaccination from a certified veterinarian.

All dogs must be confined by leash, rope, chain or within a fenced area or building. Dogs are not permitted to run loose at any time of the day or night.

License fees for each dog:

  • Basic License   $10.00
  • Dogs not spayed or neutered add $ 5.00
  • Dogs not fenced add $10.00
  • Dogs not micro-chipped add $10.00

NOTE: Maize allows a maximum of two dogs and a maximum of three cats upon any premises. Any person desiring to own more than the stated maximums must apply for an Animal Maintenance Permit at City Hall.

Found Pets and Animal Pickups

Domestic animals other than horses and livestock picked up by the Maize Police Department are taken to the Wichita Animal Shelter located at 3303 N. Hillside in Wichita.  To view a log of animals that have been turned over to the Wichita Animal Shelter please visit

Fines for leash law violation:

If your dog is picked up while running loose, you will be issued a summons in accordance with the following fine schedule:

  • 1st offense, within 12 mos. - $50.00
  • 2nd offense, within 12 mos. -$100.00
  • 3rd offense, within 12 mos. -$200.00/court appearance

Dog Bite:

  • 1st offense, within 12 mos. - $150.00/court appearance
  • 2nd offense, within 12 mos. -$250.00/court appearance
  • 3rd offense, within 12 mos. -$500.00/court appearance

Other fines:

  • Failure to obtain license - $50.00
  • Failure to vaccinate for rabies -$35.00
  • Not displaying ID tags - $35.00 

Prohibited Animals:

It shall be unlawful for any person to
keep, harbor, own or in any way possess within the corporate limits of the city:

  1. On premises of less than one (1) acre of contiguous land area: any horse, donkey, mule or other equine; sheep; goat; swine; cow, ox or other bovine; or large ratite;

    1. Not more than one of the animals listed at Section 2-401(a) may be kept, harbored, owned or in any way possessed on premises that are between one acre of contiguous gross land area and less than two (2) acres of contiguous land area;

    2. One (1) additional animal per acre, above the number allowed in Section 2-401(a)(1) of the animals listed at Section 2-401(a), may be kept, harbored, owned or possessed on premises that consist of contiguous land area that is two (2) acres or larger; i.e., two of the above-listed animals on two acres or more, three on three acres or more, four on four acres or more, etc.

  2. Roosters (male chickens), guinea cocks, peacocks or other birds that by nature exhibit loud calls;

  3. More than two (2) rabbits or more than three (3) fowl on any one (1) premises;

  4. Any warm-blooded, carnivorous or omnivorous, wild or exotic animal (including but not limited to non-human primates such as apes, chimpanzees, gibbons, gorillas, orangutans, siamangs, and baboons, as well as bears, bison, bobcats, cheetahs, crocodilians, constrictor snakes, coyotes, deer, white-tailed deer, elk, antelope, moose, elephants, game cocks or other fighting birds, hippopotami, hyenas, jaguars, leopards, lions, lynxes, monkeys, ostriches, pumas, cougars, mountain lions, panthers, raccoons rhinoceroses, skunks, tigers, foxes and wolves; but excluding ferrets and small rodents of varieties used for laboratory purposes).

  5. Any mammal, amphibian, fish, reptile or fowl which is of a species which, due to size, vicious nature or other characteristics would constitute a danger to human life, physical well-being, or property, including but not limited to snakes which are venomous or otherwise present a risk of serious physical harm or death to human beings as a result of their nature or physical makeup including, but not limited to, boa constrictors, Madagascar ground boas, green and yellow anacondas, Cuban boas, Indian pythons, reticulated pythons, African rock pythons, Amethystine 2-12 pythons, Boelens pythons and all members of the family pythonidae that exceed 6 feet in length.

  6. Any dog or cat having a disposition or propensity to attack or bite any person or animal without provocation is hereby defined as a dangerous animal. For
    the purposes of this chapter, where the official records of animal control and/or the police department indicate a dog or cat has bitten any person or persons, it shall be prima facie evidence that the dog or cat is a dangerous animal.

  7. Any animal having poisonous bites including rear-fang snakes.

  8. Any pit bull dog; provided, that pit bull dogs registered with the city on the
    date of publication of this article may be kept within the city subject to the standards and requirements set forth in Section 2-403 immediately hereafter. Pit bull dog is defined to mean:

    1. The Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog;

    2. The American pit bull terrier breed of dog;

    3. The American Staffordshire terrier breed of dog;

    4. Any dog which has the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of the breeds of Staffordshire bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier; or a combination of any of these breeds.  The registration of a dog at any time in any jurisdiction as a pit bull or any of the dogs listed above shall constitute prima facie evidence the animal is prohibited by this section.

  9. Any domesticated dog that has in its known genetic history and/or formal
    pedigree cross-breeding with the wolf species to include, but not be limited to,
    animals referred to as wolf-hybrids or wolf-mix breeds or the breed known as Tundra Shepherd. The registration of an animal at any time in any jurisdiction as a wolfhybrid, wolf-mix or Tundra Shepherd shall constitute prima facie evidence the animal is prohibited by this section. For the purposes of this section, all references to animals described herein shall be to wolf-hybrids.

Dangerous Animal Permit Application

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