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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I do about stray animals? +

    The ACO can usually assist with most domestic animal problems. We most often catch dogs and cats, and sometimes more exotic animals. Call or come by the department and talk with the ACO about any problems you are having.
  • What happens to those animals that are caught by the department? +

    All domestic animals are taken to the Sevier County Animal Shelter for adoption.
  • What about squirrels, skunks, and opossums and like animals? +

    The Department does not control wild animals. If left alone, most wild animals will soon leave on their own. If you are having a constant problem with wild animals, first check to see if there may be food left out or some other reason that the animals are returning. If the animals cause continuing problems, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be contacted to handle the situation.
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Animal Control Ordinance

  • 1. Identification and Vaccination +

    SECTION 10-101. Identification of dogs. 10-102. Identification of cats. 10-103. Vaccination. 10-104. Penalties. 10-101. Identification of dogs. Each owner of Read More
  • 2. Injury to Property +

    SECTION 10-201. Injury to property. 10-202. Waste products accumulations. 10-201. Injury to property. It shall be unlawful for any person Read More
  • 3. Manner of Keeping +

    SECTION 10-301. Pens, yards, or runs. 10-302. Fences. 10-301. Pens, yards, or runs. All pens, yards or runs or other Read More
  • 4. Dogs & Cats Running at Large +

    SECTION 10-401. Prohibition. 10-402. Impounding dogs and cats. 10-401. Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for any person owning or possessing Read More
  • 5. Keeping Barking Dogs & Crying Cats +

    SECTION 10-501. Harboring. 10-502. Petitions complaining of vicious or barking dogs or crying cats. 10-501. Harboring. It shall be unlawful Read More
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Animals & Pets

The Sevierville Police Department oversees enforcement of animal control laws in the City. An Animal Control Officer (ACO) is generally on-duty Tuesday-Saturday; other patrol officers enforce animal control laws when the ACO is off-duty.

Contact Us

Don Myers, Police Chief

300 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville TN 37862

911 Emergency 
865.453.5506 Dispatch
865.453.7296 Criminal Investigation Division
865.453.7310 Records
865.453.0789 Report Criminal Activity
865.453.1986 Report Drug Activity
865.453.6680 Fax

Police Chief Don Myers
Captain Matt Ayers
Interim Captain Sam Hinson
Lieutenant Robbie Ball
Lieutenant Rebecca Cowan
Lieutenant David Finchum 
Lieutenant Eddie Helton
Lieutenant Todd Naillon
Lieutenant Steve Rose

 Public Information Officer Bob Stahlke