Animal Facilities Inspection

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020:

Due to the state’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the staff at the Kansas Department of Agriculture has been asked to work remotely beginning April 6. During this time, our headquarters and field offices will remain closed to the public. Please keep in mind that while we work from our homes, our response times may be a bit slower. We ask for your patience as we work through these changing times.

Applications for new facilities will be accepted. During this time, it is recommended to apply for a license online. This may be completed here.

Complaints may be filed electronically or via phone at 785-564-6607. For any animal health, safety, welfare concern refer to your local law enforcement agency.

The KDA coronavirus page has guidance documents and ag-related industry links. Any concerns regarding your Animal Facilities Inspection license may be directed to Tyler Kauer, Program Manager, at or at 785-564-6607.

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.