Hayward California Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes with an administrative use permit Max Chickens Allowed Dependent on available open area and lot size Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions See ordinance Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 2735 (f), paragraphs 4-7 City/Organization Contact name Hayward Planning Department 510 583-4200 Additional Information
Certain animals, such as roosters, chickens and hens are not allowed in most residential areas in Hayward. You must have a permit to keep livestock within the City limits in zones marked as "RA". A permit is required for more than four dogs over the age of four months. For more information, please call Planning at 510 583-4200 about type and numbers of livestock allowed. Hayward Animal Services at 510-293-7200 about permits and costs.
Details can be found in the Hayward City Ordinances and Municipal Code:
Sections relevant to raising chickens can be found in the following sections:
- Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 220 - Explicitly states that livestock is not allowed without an administrative use permit.
- Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 3500 - Defines chickens as small livestock
- Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 2735 (f) - Outlines requirements for keeping chickens if an administrative use permit is granted
Link for more Information http://www.ci.hayward.ca.us/webware/Default.aspx?Message=1543&t=-1 Information Last Updated 2012-08-26 14:22:34