Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
Show All Answers
Dogs and cats that have been kept at the animal shelter more than three days are eligible for adoption. Adults 18 years of age or older can adopt animals by presenting a valid driver’s license or government issued identification. There is a $65 fee for adoption for anyone who wished to adopt a pet that lives outside of city limits, and $75 for anyone living inside of city limits(includes a city license and microchip). This fee covers the cost of spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a general health examination. The City arranges for these services with a veterinary provider. Animals for adoption can be viewed at the shelter during regular staffing hours. Adoptable animals are also posted on social media.
The Sand Springs Animal Welfare Facility is located at 8620 W. 21st Street (a half mile east of the intersection or Morrow Road and Adams Road on 21st Street). The facility is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unless emergency or other circumstances occur, an officer is available during those times for citizen visits and adoptions. If no officer is at the facility during regular staffing hours, call the police department’s non-emergency number, 918-245-8777. An officer will come to the shelter as soon as one is available.
All pets over 6 mos. of age must be spayed/neutered unless a hobbyist permit is obtained. When outdoors, dogs must be kept in a fenced and gated yard – with the fence and gate height sufficient to contain the dog. Dogs can also be kept in an open yard on a leash not to exceed eight feet to allow for exercise and play. Under no circumstance may a leash extend beyond a property line. Dogs must be kept on a leash while being walked. Although there is no leash or containment requirement for cats, owners are responsible to assure that their cats do not become a nuisance to neighbors.
Like all cities and counties in Oklahoma with building permit and inspection processes, Sand Springs has adopted the 2015 International Codes Council code series for building construction and trade work, and 2014 National Electrical Code, as adopted and amended by the Oklahoma Uniform Building Codes Commission. A code set is available for public viewing in the Neighborhood Services office during normal business hours. To view the OUBCC amendments, go to www.ok.gov/oubcc/. The only local amendment requires installation of backwater valves on all building drain sewer connections.
The goal of the Zoning Code is to create a diverse community with compatible land uses that safeguard the public’s health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, convenience, prosperity, order, and general welfare.
The Board of Adjustment, in granting a Special Exception, may set conditions and safeguards as necessary and may also limit the Special Exception to a specified period of time. Additional measures may also be required to assure compliance with the conditions.
Once approved, applicants have up to two years to implement the use requested or obtain a building permit and initiate construction.