Animal Control

The City of Urbana’s Animal Control offers a variety of services to Urbana residents. Its mission is to provide responsive, efficient animal control services, to provide a high quality of animal care and to promote responsible pet ownership. Animal Control provides several services including:

  • Enforcement of animal related state statutes and ordinances under Chapter 4 of the Urbana Municipal Code as it pertains to animal welfare and public health and safety
  • Rabies control and quarantine
  • Animal cruelty and neglect cases 
  • Barking dog or nuisance cases 
  • Animals at-large (with the exception of cats)
  • Dangerous/vicious animals 
  • Sick or injured animals
  • Animal bites
  • Animal Sanitation

Animal Control can be reached at 217-333-8911 or 911.  

Dog and Cat Registration:

All cats and dogs residing in the City of Urbana are required by law to be rabies vaccinated by the age of four months. Once your animal has been vaccinated, you can register them either with your veterinarian or at the Animal Service Facility. ASF is located at 210 S. Art Bartell in Urbana.


Seniors over 65 years of age can receive up to two free registration tags at no charge for spayed or neutered pets If you lost your rabies tag, you can get a replacement for $6.00


Urbana City Code Chapter 4

Animal Bites:

Any type of animal bite MUST be reported to animal control. You can reach an officer by calling 217-333-8911.

  • If a person is bit by an animal, that animal must be quarantined (dogs and cats) and/or tested for rabies (usually wildlife).
  • If a pet has bitten or had any contact with wildlife, your pet must be quarantined. If the wildlife animal is available, it will be tested for rabies.

Regardless of the situation, Animal Control should be contacted. Further instructions will then be given.


Whether it’s a dog, cat or a small cuddly critter, the Champaign County Humane Society has the perfect pet for you! For more information, visit CCHS at

You can also find adoptable animals at the following websites:

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