City departments in Lexington, KY


Lexington’s local government has departments designed to help improve the quality of life for its citizens. | Photo by Femi Branded

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Whether you need to register to vote, inquire about residential services, or just stay in the know about civic happenings, we’re here to connect you with the right department in the City of Lexington.

I want to license my pet.”

Animal Care and Control | Dogs and cats must be licensed starting at six months old.

I want to explore Lexington’s art scene.

LexArts | Get updates on artist grants, citywide creative programs, and public art projects.

How do I best prepare for a disaster?

Emergency Management | Learn how to prepare an emergency preparedness kit and stay connected with local response teams.

My garbage hasn’t been picked up.

Waste Management | Call for waste collection, street sweeps, or recycling and water services.

I’d like to plan a city festival or parade.

Special Events Planning | This guide will help you book your next public event or assembly.

How do I start my own business?

Business Licensing and Taxes | Register your business, pay taxes, and apply for permits and grants.

I need help finding a place to live.

Housing Advocacy & Community Development | View available housing programs and find tenant resources.

Which parks are the best for...?

Parks & Recreation | Explore a directory of local parks, natural areas, sports, community centers, and programs.

I’d like to work for the city.

Human Resources | View the City’s employment opportunities and applicant resources.

What is going on with all these electric scooters around?

Infrastructure and Streets | Report flooding, learn about upcoming road work, and locate nearby transit.

And that’s not all. There are even more city departments to address your concerns — so let us know which ones you’re curious about and we’ll continue this series. Need urgent city services? Call 311.

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