Joplin Missouri Chicken Ordinance

By quenston · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. quenston
    Joplin Missouri Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUknown
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsSec. 18-219. Enclosures generally.Every keeper of any animals or poultry shall confine the animals or poultry in an enclosure sufficient to prevent their running at large. Such enclosure shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times, and an approved insecticide shall be used as often as deemed necessary by the department of public health and welfare.
    City/Organization Contact nameCITY MANAGER R. Mark Rohr 602 Main Street 624-0820 (Ext. 200) Fax No. 625-4707
    Additional InformationSec. 18-214. Keeping livestock and fowl generally. It shall be unlawful for any person, except in such areas of the city that are or may hereafter be zoned AG, to keep, own, maintain, use or have in his possession any rabbits, hares, guinea pigs, horses, mules, donkeys, cattle, goats, sheep, swine, chickens, turkeys, guineas, geese, ducks or pigeons within the city without a permit first being obtained as provided in division 2 of this article. (Code 1977, ยง 8-146)
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    Information Last Updated2010-03-17 00:00:00

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  1. mellymommy
    I am in Joplin and am prepping for my first brood of chickens. I called to inquire about a permit and I was sent to the Health Dept. I am waiting for a warden to call with information about a permit.
  2. mellymommy
    Okay, so you need to set up your pen (3 sq. ft./chicken) then they will come inspect it and give you a permit for up to 12 chickens. So, my plans have changed, which is good news and bad news. Good news that I will now be able to have 12 chickens instead of 6, bad news that I have to rework my chicken coop and yard. Oh, Joplin does not allow for roosters in city limits.
  3. tarahtt
    The permit in Joplin is free for up to 12 hens, but first you have to let a warden come survey your property to be sure there is enough distance from the neighboring houses for a chicken coop to be legal. The warden can be contacted through the health department. The coop has to be completely enclosed, so no free ranging. You may make a portable enclosure to allow them graze in the green grass though.

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