Hayward California Chicken Ordinance

By plot_thickens · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Aug 26, 2012 ·
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    Hayward California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes with an administrative use permit
    Max Chickens AllowedDependent on available open area and lot size
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsSee ordinance Chapter 10, Article 1, Section 2735 (f), paragraphs 4-7
    City/Organization Contact nameHayward 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 Informationhttp://www.ci.hayward.ca.us/webware/Default.aspx?Message=1543&t=-1
    Information Last Updated2012-08-26 14:22:34

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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