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Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance

Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed 15
Roosters Allowed No
Permit Required Yes
Coop Restrictions Chickens shall be confined within a secure outdoor enclosed area. 1. The enclosed area shall include a covered, ventilated, and predator-resistant chicken coop. a. The coop shall have a minimum floor area of at least two (2) square feet per chicken. b. If chickens are not allowed to roam within an enclosed area outside the coop, the coop shall have a minimum floor area of six (6) square feet per chicken. 2. The coop shall be located in a rear yard at least twenty-five (25) feet from any dwelling located on an adjacent lot. a. The coop and enclosed area shall be maintained in a neat and sanitary condition and shall be maintained as provided in Section 8.08.070 of this chapter.
City/Organization Contact name Salt Lake County Animal Services 511 West 3900 South, SLC, Utah 84123 Phone (801)559-1100
Additional Information Section 8.08.065 - The Keeping of Chickens in Residential Districts KEEPING CHICKENS: A. Subject to the requirements of this section and any other applicable provision of this chapter, fifteen (15) hen chickens (and no roosters) may be kept on a lot or parcel of land in a residential district for the sole purpose of producing eggs. The principal use on the lot or parcel shall be a one-family dwelling, a two-family dwelling, or a multi-family dwelling. No twithstanding the foregoing, a person who complies with the requirements of Section 8.08.030 of this title may keep chickens as provided in such section. B. Chickens shall be confined within a secure outdoor enclosed area. 1. The enclosed area shall include a covered, ventilated, and predator- resistant chicken coop. a. The coop shall have a minimum floor area of at least two (2) square feet per chicken. b. If chickens are not allowed to roam within an enclosed area outside the coop, the coop shall have a minimum floor area of six (6) square feet per chicken. 2. The coop shall be located in a rear yard at least twenty-five (25) feet from any dwelling located on an adjacent lot. a. The coop and enclosed area shall be maintained in a neat and sanitary condition and shall be maintained as provided in Section 8.08.070 of this chapter. b. No chicken shall be permitted to roam outside the coop or enclosed area. 3. Chicken feed shall be stored and dispensed in rodent-proof and predator-proof containers. C. Chickens shall not be kept on a residential lot or parcel unless the person keeping chickens first obtains a permit as provided in Section 8.08.010 of this chapter. 1. The permittee shall acknowledge the rules set forth in this section and shall, as a condition of permit issuance, agree in writing to comply with such rules. 2. The permit shall be good for one (1) year and may be renewed annually. D. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any chicken in a residential district in a manner contrary to the provisions of this section. SECTION 4. Amending Section 8.08.080. That Section 8.08.080 of the Salt Lake City Code, shall be, and hereby is, amended to read as follows: 8.08.080: TRESPASS BY FOWL OR DOMESTIC ANIMALS: It is unlawful for the owner or any person in charge of domestic fowl, such as turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens or other similar domestic fowls, or domestic animals such as dogs or cats, to permit such fowls or domestic animals to trespass upon the premises of another. It is unlawful for any person to house, keep, run or feed any such fowls within fifty feet (50\') of any house used for human habitation except as provided in Section 8.08.065 of this chapter. SECTION 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective on the date of its first publication. Passed by the City Council of Salt Lake City, Utah this 1st day of December, 2009. Bill No. 72 of 2009. Published: January 9, 2010.
Link for more Information http://www.slcdocs.com/slcgreen/Chickens_ORDINANCE.pdf
Information Last Updated 2013-08-14

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