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Any cities in Salt Lake County area that Don't allow chickens??

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I can see some cities in the area on the amazing interactive map here that allow chickens. I'm wondering if someone here might know which cities, if any, do NOT allow chickens in the salt lake area?? I am planning on moving there, and want to be in a city/suburb that allows them.

 

(If anyone has any additional info on whether goats and bees are allowed in any of these - would appreciate that too! :))

 

Here are the cities in question, particularly ones with ?'s:

 

 

Alta

Bluffdale

Cottonwood Heights - ?

Draper - ?

Herriman - ?

Holladay - ?

Midvale

Murray

Riverton - ?

Salt Lake City - seems to?

Sandy - ?

South Jordan - ?

South Salt Lake - ?

 

Sugarhouse - ?

Taylorsville

West Jordan

West Valley City

 

I know this is quite a list, but any one with any info will be of great help with our moving decisions, thank you! 


Edited by panipuri - 1/29/12 at 10:40am
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I know Midvale does for sure, however it's $75 to register to have chickens and I believe you are allowed a certain number depending on your lot and coop size. They just changed to this new law. It used to be over $200 and you had to have a letter from your neighbors saying you could have chickens. No goats, no bees.

 

I know several other cities on your list allow them but not sure which. I'll post a link to your question in the "Utah!" section of this forum and see if some of them will have more details.


Edited by skunknchatter - 1/29/12 at 8:07pm
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post #3 of 14
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I can see some cities in the area on the amazing interactive map here that allow chickens. I'm wondering if someone here might know which cities, if any, do NOT allow chickens in the salt lake area?? I am planning on moving there, and want to be in a city/suburb that allows them.

 

(If anyone has any additional info on whether goats and bees are allowed in any of these - would appreciate that too! :))

 

Here are the cities in question, particularly ones with ?'s:

 

 

Alta

Bluffdale

Cottonwood Heights - ?

Draper - ?

Herriman - ?

Holladay - ?

Midvale

Murray

Riverton - ?

Salt Lake City - seems to?

Sandy - ?

South Jordan - ?

South Salt Lake - ?

 

Sugarhouse - ?

Taylorsville

West Jordan

West Valley City

 

I know this is quite a list, but any one with any info will be of great help with our moving decisions, thank you! 

I know someone in Herriman that has chickens, and horses are all around..so goats should be fine.  And up where she lives, I wouldn't be surprised if bees would be fine.  Beautiful area!
 

 

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I'm a realtor, and it's been an issue for a couple of my clients. I actually had one set of clients ONLY show me houses in areas where they could have chickens. I was happy to oblige. (as a side note, if you'd like me to represent you when you move here, I'd love to! PM me)

 

Because it has come up a couple times, I've been trying to compile documents of which cities do and do not allow chickens and what the specific rules are.

 

Something to keep in mind is that in the Salt Lake valley, certain areas are called by town names, but legally, they're part of unincorporated Salt Lake City, which has it's own rules.

 

I've been putting them on the SaltLakeCityUrbanChickenFarmers facebook page, if you're interested. I'm slowly working through, so there's only a few cities in there now, but your list gives me ideas on which areas to work on. http://www.facebook.com/groups/105641836154520/

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Hatch Cam is not live. Next hatch will be SEBASTOPOL GEESE! Will go live apprx  May 1. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

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post #5 of 14

Cottonwood Heights: http://cottonwoodheights.utah.gov/downloads/code/title_8.pdf

 

To sum up though, 6 hens and 4 chicks allowed, no roosters. Permit required.

Hatch Cam is not live. Next hatch will be SEBASTOPOL GEESE! Will go live apprx  May 1. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

Reply

Hatch Cam is not live. Next hatch will be SEBASTOPOL GEESE! Will go live apprx  May 1. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Draper probably does... or perhaps it depends what neighborhood too... ?

post #7 of 14

Short answer: Yes, draper will allow up to 6 HENS. 

 

Longer answer:

 

Found here: http://sirepub.draper.ut.us/sirepub/cache/25/owkbfo45lkqu1k4502zicqar/6959001302012095813126.PDF

 

Section 9-27-055 Keeping of Chickens for Familial Gain.

 

(a) Purpose and Intent. The guidelines and provisions of this Section are intended to: (1) minimize nuisances to neighboring property owners; (2) prevent rodent, insect, vermin, and pest proliferation; (3) prevent the spread of disease; and (4) provide the ability for residents to provide for themselves and produce food for the exclusive benefit of their families without the need for a Conditional Use Permit.

 

(b) Keeping of Chickens. Exclusive and independent of the terms and requirements of Section 9-27-050 of this Chapter and other applicable provisions of the Draper City Municipal Code regarding animal rights, residents may keep and maintain chickens on their property subject to the standards and guidelines of this Section. Any property or resident that cannot maintain any or all of the standards and guidelines of this Section shall be required to apply and be approved for a Conditional Use Permit under theapplicable terms regarding the keeping of animals on property as constituted in the Draper City Municipal Code. Keeping of chickens according to this Section shall be permitted in all residential and agricultural zones provided that all standards and provisions of this Section can be fully maintained.

 

(c) Standards of Care. The following standards for care of chickens shall be required in all cases where the provisions of this Section are applied:

 

(1) Chickens may be kept on a non-nuisance basis strictly for familial gain only and there shall be no sale or income resulting from the keeping of chickens.

(2) Up to six chickens may be kept on any one lot or parcel or by any one family, whichever is less. (3) Chickens may be kept on properties containing a single-family detached dwelling unit only, although vacant properties directly adjacent to a lot or parcel containing a single-family detached dwelling unit under the same ownership may be used for the keeping of chickens.

(4) There shall be no roosters or crowing hens.

(5) Chickens may not be kept or allowed to roam within the living quarters of a dwelling.

(6) All enclosures, pens, coops, and run areas shall be maintained in good condition at all times so as to keep it rodent proof from all sides, including burrowing.

(7) Manure shall be removed from the pens, coop, and run areas at least weekly or as necessary to prevent insect breeding, vermin attraction, offensive odor, or any other nuisance per Salt Lake Valley Health Department standards.

(8) Compost piles must be at least three feet from the nearest property line and shall be managed in a way that prevents the spread of disease, the propagation or harboring of insects or rodents, the creation of any nuisance, offensive odor at the property line, or any other condition that might adversely affect public health, including noise, as required by Salt Lake Valley Health Department regulations.

(9) All enclosures, pens, coops, and run areas shall be kept and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.

(10) All enclosures, pens, coops, and run areas shall be located to the rear of the main dwelling on the property and the yard shall be completely fenced using siteobscuring fencing so as to prevent sight of such areas to the greatest degree possible.

(11) All animal food storage and feeding areas shall be completely secured from insects, rodents, and other vermin per Salt Lake Valley Health Department standards.

(12) Clean water shall be available to the chickens at all times.

(13) All enclosures, pen, coops, compost, and run areas shall be located at least 30 feet from the nearest primary structure or habitable dwelling on adjoining properties, at least five feet from the property line, and at least ten feet from any structure containing a habitable dwelling on the same property.

(14) Dead birds and discarded or rotting eggs shall be removed as soon as possible and within 24 hours and shall be properly disposed of.

(15) Chickens may not be permitted to roam beyond the locational requirements for enclosures, pen, coops, and run areas.

(16) To prevent disease, all chickens should be vaccinated yearly and appropriate biosecurity measures should be in place using the guidelines of the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

(d) Runs, Structures, and Coops.

( 1 ) Required. The keeping of chickens shall require the provision of a run area and a coop. The coop shall be constructed such that it provides adequate shelter and space for chickens to roost. Run areas shall be connected to the provided run and provide some method by which chickens are not allowed to freely roam beyond the run area including flying out of run area.

(2) Structures. Structures and coops used for the keeping and feeding of chickens according to this Section shall be designed and constructed: (i) with solid walls on all sides, exclusive of openings for animals and access to animals; (ii) with a solid roof; (iii) so as to prevent intrusion, including by burrowing, from all types of rodents, vermin, and predatory animals; and (iv) such that they resemble typical accessory buildings and are not unsightly.

(3 ) Permits. Structures or coops of a large enough size, or that are being altered, that would require a building permit shall apply for and be issued such a permit by the City prior to construction or alteration for use for the keeping of chickens.

 

(e) Violations. Violation of any provision of this Section may result in immediate removal of any or all chickens. Violations may also be subject to other civil or criminal penalties based on the nature of the violation.

Hatch Cam is not live. Next hatch will be SEBASTOPOL GEESE! Will go live apprx  May 1. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

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Hatch Cam is not live. Next hatch will be SEBASTOPOL GEESE! Will go live apprx  May 1. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wendywr1

 

I have 20ish chickens, including legbars, FBCM, polish, EE and OE

http://acaptivechicken.blogspot.com

Reply
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Im going to post what I've found so far - hopefully others can correct if it's wrong, or help fill in the blanks! :)

 

 

salt lake county coop 40 ft from adjacent dwellings
 
Alta
Bluffdale
Cottonwood Heights - 6 hens, 4 chicks, permit
Draper - 3 nonroaming
Herriman - ?
Holladay - half acre - 3 kinds of animals (2 goats, 50 chickens, 10 ducks, etc)
Midvale - .5 acre:8, 5,000sqft:2 chickens etc (see map)
Murray
Riverton - 20 per .5 acre
Salt Lake City - 15, permit
Sandy - 6 chickens
South Jordan - ?
South Salt Lake - ?
Sugarhouse - ?
Taylorsville
West Jordan - 5 hens+5 chicks, and permit
West Valley City
unincorp sl county - applic, permit,3 hen, 3 chicks in r1-4 or r1-6 or duplex, 5 hen 5 chick in r1-7 or r1-8, 8 hen 8 chick in r1-10 or r-1-15
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Hmm, so far all I can find on Herriman is that in order to own livestock, which includes fowl and goats, you just need to keep them in a fenced enclosure and make sure they aren't a nuisance to others. Pulled this up, click on the file for Herriman and check out Section 8.40.240:

 

http://animalservices.slco.org/html/laws/laws.html

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Game warden of the crazy preserve. Inmates include: EE's, BSL, BO, SLW, Welsummer, Exchequer Leghorn, blue/black Wyandottes, BR's, Delaware, Barnevelder, barnyard mixes, Ameraucana's, Icelandics, three turkeys ..... and anymore, I feel like I'd fit right in there, as well!

 

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I'm joining this convo waaaaay late, but wanted to correct your info re: Draper. I think you mis-read the ordinance when you wrote 3- nonroaming. You can actually have six. The (3) was that it was third item on the list of rules. Later it states six. I just got my first ever chicks today-- got four of 'em and am sooooo excited. Already had the neighbor kids over to pet them as a sign of good will. I know your post was from a while back-- did you wind up buying in the area?

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1 Anatolian Shepherd LGD/dopey pet, 1 Rhode Island Red "Buffalo", 1 Golden Sex Link "Popeye", 1 Light Brahma "Foghorn", 1 husband who likes to name the hens masculine sounding names for chicken food, fast-food chicken eateries, and cartoon characters.

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