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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I do about stray animals? +

    If you encounter a stray animal in the City of Sevierville, please call the Police Department immediately at 865-453-5506. Patrol officers can assist with collection of most domestic animals. When we pick-up an animal, we transport it to Sevier Animal Care Center in Sevierville (1040 Dolly Parton Parkway). If you find a stray animal in the city and decide to bring it home, we will not collect the animal unless we are called as soon as you get home. Animals found outside the Sevierville city limits that are brought into the city will not be collected by the SPD. Please contact the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where the animal is found.
  • What happens to those animals that are caught by the department? +

    All domestic animals are taken to the Sevier Animal Care Center. For information about Sevier Animal Care Center and how you can adopt an animal, please call 865-465-6300 or visit
  • 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
  • 6. Keeping of Numerous Dogs & Cats in the City +

    SECTION 10-601. Nuisance. 10-602. Number of dogs and cats limited. 10-603. Kennels. 10-601. Nuisance. The keeping of an unlimited number Read More
  • 7. Pigeon Control +

    SECTION 10-701. Pigeons. 10-702. Complaints. 10-701. Pigeons. Owners of pigeons allowing their pigeons to roost or linger on the property Read More
  • 8. Bees +

    SECTION 10-801. Keeping of bees. 10-801. Keeping of bees. (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to establish or Read More
  • 9. Wild or Vicious Animals +

    SECTION 10-901.Keeping of wild and vicious animals. 10-902. Definitions. 10-901. Keeping of wild and vicious animals. (1) It shall be Read More
  • 10. Rabies and Animal Bites +

    SECTION 10-1001. Reporting. 10-1002. Control. 10-1001. Reporting. Anyone having knowledge or reason to believe that any animal in the City Read More
  • 11. Keeping Animals & Birds +

    SECTION 10-1101. Regulations. 10-1102. Buildings and coops. 10-1101. Regulations. It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, place, maintain Read More
  • 12. Miscellaneous Provisions +

    SECTION 10-1201. Certain prohibitions. 10-1202. Exception. 10-1203. Powers of Police Chief. 10-1204. Special permits. 10-1201. Certain prohibitions. Except as otherwise Read More
  • 13. Feeding Water Fowl and/or Aquatic Life Prohibited +

    SECTION 10-1301. Feeding on public property prohibited. 10-1302. Definitions. 10-1303. Penalties. 10-1301. Feeding on public property prohibited. It shall be Read More
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Contact Us

Joseph Manning, 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

Deputy Chief, Sam Hinson

Captain David Finchum
Captain Ray Brown

Lieutenant Detective Jamie Roberts
Lieutenant Robbie Ball
Lieutenant Rebecca Cowan
Lieutenant Anna Jordan
Lieutenant Matt Nicol
Lieutenant Brandan Perry
Lieutenant TC Faulconer
Lieutenant Robby Nelms
Lieutenant Shawn Crawford

Public Information Officer Bob Stahlke