Champaign County, Illinois
Local Government Information Center

Champaign County Animal Control Department &
Animal Services Facility

Stephanie Joos, Director

Champaign County Animal Control is located at the Animal Services Facility, 210 S. Art Bartell Rd., Urbana, IL 61802.

All animals picked up as strays or impounded in the unincorporated area of the County (including Dewey, Penfield, and Seymour); in municipalities that contract with the County for Animal Control Services (including Broadlands, Ivesdale, Longview, Mahomet, Ogden, Philo, Royal, St. Joseph & Savoy); and in the Cities of Champaign & Urbana  are located at this facility. (Follow this link for Animal Control contact information for your area).

Fines and registration fees can also be paid here.

Office and Animal Services Facility hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday. Closed Sundays & Holidays.

The Champaign County Animal Control Department works closely with the Illinois Department of Agriculture to enforce the State mandated Animal Control Act and County Animal Control Ordinance.

Champaign County Animal Control requires that all owners of dogs and cats over the age of four (4) months obtain a rabies vaccination for said animal and a County rabies tag through registration with Animal Control. The County rabies tag will be issued by the veterinarian administering the vaccination.  The registration fee schedule can be found in Section 27 of the Animal Control Ordinance.  Follow this link to view/print/download a copy of the Champaign County Animal Control Ordinance.

Champaign County Animal Control investigates any incident where a human is bitten by a dog, cat or other mammal.  Animal Control will also issue quarantines of  biting animals to ensure that those bitten have not been exposed to an animal carrying the rabies virus.

Champaign County Animal Control is also responsible for impounding stray dogs and for investigating claims of livestock killed or injured by dogs in the County.

Champaign County Animal Control also provides educational services regarding animal control and rabies.

Policy Statement

The Animal Control Fund is funded primarily from the fee paid for the registration of dogs.  Pursuant to 510 ILCS 5, the fee collected shall be used for the purpose of paying claims for livestock or poultry, paying the cost of stray dog control, impoundment, education on animal control and rabies, and other costs incurred in carrying out the provision as outlined in the statutes.