Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement
Laws & Ordinances
KCASE Animal Services Officers (ASOs) are Peace Officers which have been deputized by the County of Kalamazoo. ASOs enforce Laws and Ordinances on a local and state level. ASOs in Kalamazoo County do not have arrest authority, but can and do write citations and file criminal charges for Misdemeanor and Felony offenses. ASOs work closely with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on cases ranging from No Dog Licenses to Felony Animal Cruelty.
Please find below a list of laws and ordinances which KCASE ASOs are responsible for enforcing. You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view some of these files.
- Kalamazoo County Animal Control Ordinances
- Dog Law of 1919 (State Dog Laws)
- Michigan Penal Code Excerpt - Neglect and Inadequate Care
- Michigan Penal Code Excerpt - Animal Fighting
- Michigan Wildlife Conservation Order
For wildlife-related concerns, please contact the MI DNR Conservation Officers. This would include reports of illegal hunting, trapping and poaching.
For specific ordinances for your city or township, please contact your city or township hall or ordinance officer. KCASE will not respond to complaints of barking dogs. For Noise violations, contact your local law enforcement or ordinance officer for your city or township.
Animal Services & Enforcement
2500 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Director: Steve Lawrence
Kennel Closed Daily
12:30 pm - 2 pm
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
8 am to 1 pm
2 pm to 4:30 pm
8 am to 1 pm
2 pm to 7 pm
Sat, Sun and Holidays