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City of Carbondale
Police Department
501 South Washington
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Phone (618) 457-3200
Fax (618) 457-3204



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Animal Control and Licensing

The City of Carbondale Police Department is responsible for licensing and enforcement of city and state laws pertaining to animals. The Department employs a full-time Animal Control Officer.

Compliance with the State Animal Control Act and City ordinances provide protection for both residents and animals. The Police Department has established a number of procedures for handling animal complaints which address this purpose.

Title Three (3) of the Carbondale Revised Code pertains to the humane treatment and control of animals within the City. For more information refer to the Carbondale Revised Code

Residents that keep animals on their property within the City of Carbondale must provide shelter that is:

  • adequately safe and sanitary
  • sufficient to provide natural light or artificial illumination
  • protected from the weather
  • sufficient size for the animal to stand in an upright position and lie down stretched out so that no part of its body need touch any wall or roof of the structure
  • not including animal carriers, recycled chemical drums or other personal property which is not intended to provide animal shelter

All dogs four months and older must be licensed. The annual fee is $25 for un-neutered dogs and $5 for neutered. Licenses are available at the Police Department or can be downloaded online.

For more information, contact:

Cindy Nelson, Animal Control Officer
501 S. Washington Street
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
(618) 457-3200, ext. 424
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

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