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The City of Derby has laws that pertain to animal issues, including barking. To report such a situation call 911 or submit an online request so an animal control officer or a Derby Police Officer can contact you to make the appropriate report.
The annual fee for licensing a neutered or spayed animal is $10. The fee for non-neutered or spayed animal is $15. You can pay these fees at your vet's office or at City Hall, 611 Mulberry Rd.
Your area veterinarian should be able to accommodate your licensing needs or you can get a license at your convenience at Derby City Hall, 611 Mulberry. If the animal is six months or older, proof of rabies vaccination must be shown at the time of licensing. Licenses must be renewed annually, so mark your calendar!
Please read the letter and follow the instructions to become compliant.
If you have questions, call Code Enforcement at 788-0301.
The best way to report a code violation is by using our Submit a Request feature on our website, http://derbyks.com/requesttracker.aspx.
You may also call Public Works at 788-0301 to report violations. You can remain anonymous.
If you are building a new fence or replacing an existing fence you need a fence permit. If you are doing minor repairs (i.e. fixing/replacing less than an eight foot section or a gate) you do not need a permit. If you are not sure if you need a permit, contact Code Enforcement to help you determine if one is needed by calling 788-0301 or email BrentLichti@derbyweb.com.
Yes. Sheds or accessory structures that are 119 sq. ft. or less require an accessory structure permit. The structures that are 120 sq. ft. or larger require a building permit.
All temporary signs, such as garage sale and real estate signs, approximately three square feet or less must be at least eight feet from the back of the curb.
Commercial signs must be placed on the property of the business. No off-site signs are allowed. The only exception is businesses performing work on a property in the City of Derby are allowed to place a contractor sign on the property while work is taking place.
You may have a construction dumpster or storage pod on your property for a maximum of 45 days in a calendar year. The only exception is if there is an open/active building permit for the property.
A one way trip is $2 and round trip cost $4. Ride cards come in $4, $10, and $20 increments and can be purchased at both Derby Dillons stores, the Senior Center and City Hall (both located at 611 Mulberry Rd.), or the Derby Recreation Commission (801 E. Market St.).
Enter property street address (with direction ie. N (North) S (South), E(East) or W (West)), City and click the start search button. The website will pull up a listing of real or personal property. Click on yellow button for real property detail. This will bring up the County's records for this property.
You can also pay property taxes from this webpage. If you have any questions, please call Karen Friend, Deputy City Clerk, telephone (316) 788-1519, Ext. 273.
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Applicants will receive a confirmation email when their application is received.
To report the illegal use of fireworks, call 911. For non-emergencies (parties, noise, etc.) use the non-emergency line, 290-1011, from July 1-5 between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Sedgwick County will staff a fireworks/nuisance, non-emergency line, 316-290-1011, during the following times:
This number should be used for fireworks complaints and other general nuisances, such as loud parties, during this operational period. If there is something on fire, injuries that have been sustained, fights or disturbances, or anything of a more critical nature occurring that would require the immediate assistance of law enforcement, firefighters, or EMS paramedics, citizens should call 911 directly.
Citizens that call 911 for nuisance complaints during this period will be transferred over to the non-emergency line. Dispatchers staffing 911 lines will not take nuisance complaints when the non-emergency line is operational.
Yes. Residents need to clean up all fireworks debris once it's safe to do so. Spent fireworks should be soaked in water before disposed of in a trash receptacle.
We accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). If you are paying by credit or debit card you may make your payment on-line or by telephone. On-line payments charge a small processing fee, but can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Payments by phone have no additional charge.
The municipal court judge may also authorize community service hours to be credited toward payment of fines in cases of financial hardship. For more information on this option, refer to the FAQ regarding community service.
There is a payment drop box located at the Municipal Court Building, 229 N Baltimore, that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A receipt will be mailed to you if you make an after hours payment. On-line payments may be made by clicking the link below. You will be required to enter the citation number and your date of birth to make a payment. There is a $1.50 processing fee.
The city prosecutor may offer the option of a diversion agreement for serious traffic violations such as DUI, reckless driving, no insurance and driving while suspended. Minor traffic charges may qualify for amendment to a non-moving violation. For more information on the amendment option, or to find out if you qualify for an amendment, contact the Court Clerk's office at 788-1511.
Payment plans are routinely used in Derby Municipal Court. In most cases, the minimum monthly payment will be set at $50.00 or an amount that will allow the balance of fines and fees to be paid in-full within 10 months. In cases of significant financial hardship, the judge may authorize a monthly payment below the monthly minimum or allow community service to be performed in lieu of cash payment for fines.
Community service is a program which is frequently used in Derby Municipal Court to help people with limited financial resources to pay fines. Community service is credited at a rate of $6 per hour. By law, community service hours may only be used to pay fines. Court costs and other fees associated with the case must be paid out-of-pocket. For more detailed information regarding the use of community service, follow the link on the Municipal Court homepage.
You may perform community service for any IRS registered, non-profit organization. To determine if an organization is registered as a non-profit, go to http://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/ and search the name of the organization with which you wish to work. You may also contact court staff or follow the link to Helpful Forms and Documents for a list of organizations that may provide opportunities for community service.
Anytime you have an emergency that requires a police, fire or EMS response you should call 911. Call 911 to report any crime, concern, traffic accident, suspicious activity or for animal control issues. To speak with a member of the Derby Police Department, such as a detective or administrative staff call 788-1557.
Any traffic situation that is ongoing and creates a hazard should be immediately reported to 911. If you want to make your beat officer aware of sporadic traffic concerns that do not pose an immediate danger you also have the option of reporting this online here
Call the Community Education Section at 788-1557, and a staff member will provide you a free on-site assessment regarding the security of your home.
The property owner is responsible for taking care of the public right-of-way (to the curb) and utility easement areas as they would the rest of their property. This includes trees that hang over the sidewalk and street and other landscaping in the right-of-way.
Tree and Shrub Pruning
Environmental Health Code
Permanent or temporary structures and materials that restrict access to easements or utilities are prohibited. Call City Hall at 788-1519 to request approval for encroachments like fences, irrigation systems and landscaping, including street trees.
Utility companies try to limit damage to encroaching items during construction, but they are not required to replace, pay damages for or reinstall an item that impedes construction. Encroachment into an easement or right of way, even if approved, is at your risk.
A right-of-way permit is required if a resident or utility company is obstructing or excavating in the right-of-way. There is a fee that covers the city’s right-of-way management, permitting, processing and site inspections. Residents and utility companies wanting to do work (such as retaining walls, monuments, berms, etc) within the right-of-way must submit the permit application, plans and fee.
If you see a potential issue with vegetation on the lines that run from pole to pole near your house, contact Evergy at 888-471-5275. A crew member will review the vegetation’s proximity to the power line and take action if appropriate. Vegetation impacting the line that runs from a pole to your meter are the customer’s responsibility. To learn more about about the process, visit tree trimming and planting page.
View all property boundaries and measurements with the Sedgwick County interactive Mobile Land Records application at https://gismaps.sedgwickcounty.org/mlr/. Simply search by address, parcel identification number, street intersection, or pan/zoom to the area of interest. Property lines and measurements are on by default.
When two properties are separated by an alley/easement with no street grading, each owner next to the alley is responsible for the trees in half of the alley. For example, an alley separates two properties and the alley is 20 feet wide. Each property owner would need to care for trees that are 10 feet in to the alley.
Leaf debris management and grass clippings are the responsibility of the property owner. Raking, sweeping or blowing grass clippings and leaves into the gutter is not allowed in Derby.
This debris can clog our stormwater inlets and cause unnecessary flooding during rainfall. View the City Ordinance Section 13.24.030.
Street Sweeping Map
100% of the city's water is supplied from the City of Wichita.
No, Derby does no add fluoride to the water. The City of Wichita, who provides our water, does not add fluoride. However, there is a small amount of fluoride naturally present in the water.
The City of Derby tests a minimum of 25 samples per month in accordance with the Total Coliform Rule for microbiological contaminants. The results of those tests are put in a report called the CCR (consumer confidence report). It can be found on our website at www.derbyks.com/waterreport. A paper copy is available at City Hall and Public Works.