Animal Services

Animal ServicesSpartanburg Police Department's Animal Services Division is responsible for enforcing the city's animal and pet ordinances, as well as responding to calls and tips from citizens regarding animal control issues. Our division focuses on compliance through education, and whenever possible we work with pet owners to resolve issues. When necessary however, citations are issued. Animal ordinance citations are heard at the City of Spartanburg Municipal Court (145 W. Broad St) on Mondays at 11:00 a.m.


General rules about animals and pets in the City of Spartanburg:

  • Dogs and cats must wear city license and rabies tags at all times. License fees are $6 for cats and dogs that have been spayed or neutered. The fee for dogs that have not been altered is $25.
  • Dogs and cats must be restrained on their owner's property at all times.
  • Proper shelter must be provided for outside pets, and must include four walls, a roof, and a floor.
  • All animals must have access to clean water at all times.
  • Chained animals must have at least a 10 ft. long chain with a swivel link.
  • Exotic animals are not permitted in the city.
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The hours of operation for Animal Services are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., however we will respond to verifiable life-threatening emergencies concerning animals and people in the City.

To report a non-emergency issue with an animal in the CITY LIMITS of the City of Spartanburg please contact us by email or by phone at (864) 582-1558. All other Spartanburg County residents (to include Campobello, Chesnee, Cowpens, Duncan, Greer, Inman, Landrum, Lyman, Pacolet, Wellford, Woodruff) need to contact Spartanburg County Animal Services under the Office of Environmental Enforcement at (864) 596-3582.

For emergency services, please call 911. To download the City of Spartanburg's full animal ordinance, follow the link below

Animal Ordinance