BackYard Chickens › Laws and Ordinances

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/2_lore-1.gif

To help find the local chicken laws & ordinances in your city, please try the following:

•  Click on your state in the "Popular tags" list in the menu below and to the left.

•  Below the "Popular tags" section you can enter your city into the search box.

1052 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Petaluma California Chicken Ordinance

Petaluma California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedPermit restrictions Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationCHAPTER 9.12 LIVESTOCK PERMITS 9.12.010 Permit for livestock required. A. It is unlawful to maintain any livestock as defined in Section 9.04.020 within city limits without first obtaining a permit therefor from the animal control officer. B. Exceptions. Any person who... read more

Palo Alto California Chicken Ordinance

Palo Alto California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Proximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional Information Livestock and other animals You'll need a permit to keep any type of livestock, including horses, goats,... read more

Norwalk1 California Chicken Ordinance

Norwalk1 California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZoning restrictions apply- Noise ordinances for roosters Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact namehttp://www.ci.norwalk.ca.us/ Additional Information6.12.220 Prohibition limited. Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit the display or sale of natural chicks, rabbits, ducklings or other fowl in proper facilities by dealers, hatcheries, producers... read more

Los Angeles California Chicken Ordinance

Los Angeles California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Zoning restrictions apply Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Proximity (25 ft away from owner's dwelling, 35 ft from other residences), sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information The... read more

Lakewood California Chicken Ordinance

Lakewood California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 5 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Proximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. 35 feet to residence City/Organization Contact name http://www.lakewoodcity.org/more/building_and_zoning_code_lookup.asp The City Clerk’s office can answer general questions about... read more

La Mirada California Chicken Ordinance

La Mirada California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed12 per 10,000 Sq feet. Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact namehttp://www.cityoflamirada.org/ Additional Information \"Animal, poultry\" means domesticated birds (fowl) customarily kept for eggs or meat. This classification includes chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, and turkeys. 4. Within 35 feet of any dwelling unit and 25 feet of any residential... read more

Emeryville California Chicken Ordinance

Emeryville California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed5, R-M Zoning ONLY Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact nameContact Karen Hemphill City Clerk E-Mail City Clerk 1333 Park Ave. Emeryville, CA 94608 Ph: (510) 450-7800 Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday Additional Information9-4.5.7 Animals. Animals kept for private, noncommercial use are permitted only as set forth in this section. Animals... read more

Rochester Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

Rochester Minnesota Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed3 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsAll chicken coops and runs must be located at least 25 feet from any dwelling on any other premises. All chicken coops must meet the requirements of the building and zoning codes, must not exceed ten square feet per chicken and must not exceed six feet in total height. Attached fenced-in chicken runs must not exceed 20 square feet per chicken and must not exceed six feet in total height. Chicken runs may be... read more

Shoreview Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

Shoreview Minnesota Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed4 hens or pullets if premises is under 2 acres. No rooster on premises this size. On 2 acres or more, a conditional use permit may be required for more than 4 hens/pullets. Roosters may be permitted if crowing is not a nuisance. Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsChickens shall be fully contained on the property at all times through the use of fencing. Shelters must comply with all requirements of the Development Code concerning accessory structure... read more

Danbury Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

Danbury Connecticut Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo Max Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact nameCity of Danbury, CT; Office of Legislative Assistant: (203)797-4514 Additional InformationZoning Regulations Section 4.A.5.f.:Specific Use Regulations: Special Exception Uses. f. Farming. (1) Farming shall be permitted only in the RA-80 Zoning District and shall be limited to dairy, truck, and nursery gardening, and the keeping of livestock for commercial purposes. Slaughter houses,... read more

BackYard Chickens › Laws and Ordinances