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city of Alton, Illinois
City of Alton, il
101 E 3rd Street Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-3500

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Animal Control 
2 Emma Kaus Lane
Alton, IL  62002
PH:   618.463.3553
FAX: 618.463.9358

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M

Redemption Hours

Monday - Friday
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M

Animal Control

Alton Animal Control is located at the Public Works Building and is staffed with one Animal Control Officer. You can call Animal Control at

618.463.3553 for other redemption arrangements or animal control complaints. Also, call this number to report any animal situations.

Please contact the Alton Police Department at 618.463.3505 for animal emergencies on nights and weekends.

Dog and Cat Regulations

Alton does have and enforces a leash law. The owner of any dog not under restraint shall be in the violation of the City Code.

Alton has a law requiring pet owners to clean up after their pets. Failure to do so could result in a fine.

Pets cannot cause a nuisance for neighbors.

Chicken Regulations

  • Completed Application on File
  • Please click here for an Application
  • Resident can own a Maximum Five (5) Hens; Roosters are Prohibited
  • Property Possesses a Single-Family Residential Zoning Classification
  • Chicken Coop and Chicken Run are Located in the Rear Yard
  • Chicken Coop and Chicken Run are a Minimum Ten Feet (10') from the Nearest Property Line
  • Fencing Exists to Prevent Free-Range Chickens
  • A Metal Sealable Food Container is Present
  • Chicken Feed Container that is Predator and Rodent Proof is Present
  • Chicken Owner has a Plan to Dispose of Chicken Waste Materials
  • Chicken Coop is of the Appropriate Size and Strength for the Number of Chickens Requested
City of Alton Illinois - 1837

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101 E. 3rd Street | Alton, IL

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