Animal Facilities Inspection

Due to the state’s response to COVID-19, the staff at the Kansas Department of Agriculture continues to work in a limited capacity with much of the staff working remotely. Our headquarters and field offices are now open to the public, with changes to a number of practices in place to protect the health of staff and visitors.

  • All staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings in public areas of the building.
  • Social distancing must be maintained while in the building.
  • Many meetings are being held as online meetings or conference calls.

We appreciate your patience as we work through these changing times.

The KDA coronavirus page has guidance documents and ag-related industry links. For more information about the State of Kansas response to COVID-19, please consult the KDHE Resource Center.

Guidance Regarding Companion Animals

New Licensing Regulations

The Kansas Pet Animal Advisory Board, along with the Animal Facility Inspection (AFI) Program, has worked hard over the last several years to produce a set of regulations in which all licensed facility types would be inspected under the same standards.  These new regulations were finalized and adopted into law within the Kansas Pet Animal Act on November 17, 2017.

To view a recorded version of the webinar, forms, and the updated regulations, please see here

Animal Facilities Inspection Program

The Animal Facilities Inspection Program regulates companion animal facilities required to be licensed under the provisions of the Kansas Pet Animal Act. The Act requires licensing and inspection of all:

     •dog and cat breeders who produce, offer or sell three or more litters during the state fiscal year
     •pounds, shelters and animal rescues
     •pet shops
     •research facilities
     •distributors, in and out-of-state
     •boarding facilities

All facilities listed above must submit a yearly Veterinary Care Form. This form is valid for 1 year from the date signed by a licensed Veterinarian.

The Animal Facilities Inspection (AFI) field staff inspect and regulate these licensed facilities throughout the state of Kansas. Office staff maintains licenses, health papers and correspondence pertaining to the program.

Pet Animal Act

Statutes and regulations for small animals can be found under Article 17 of the Kansas Department of Agriculture Statutes.

USDA Regulations - Animal Care Blue Book

These USDA regulations are only applicable to animal breeders and distributors.

Online License Management

As of August, 2016, license renewal mailing notifications provide instruction to access owner's licensing information online. This allows owners to renew their license, update information, cancel their license or request a license for a new facility.

To renew your license online through Kelly Solutions, click here.

*For shelters, to update or add a foster, click here.

For downloadable Small Animal Program Forms, click here.