Mount Prospect Illinois Chicken Ordinance

By Hugerat · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Jul 19, 2012 ·
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    Mount Prospect Illinois Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo
    Max Chickens Allowed0
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions
    City/Organization Contact nameMount Prospect, Illinois Village Code Village of Mount Prospect Village Hall 50 S. Emerson Street Mount Prospect, IL 60056 Village Hall Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Phone: 847/870-5668
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    A. No person shall bring or cause to have brought into the village, sell, offer for sale, barter or display living baby chicks, ducklings, goslings or other fowl or rabbits which have been dyed, colored or otherwise treated so as to impart to them an artificial color.

    1. It shall be unlawful for any person to display, sell, offer for sale, barter or give away any chicks, ducklings or goslings as pets, unless the purchaser shall have proper brooder facilities.

    2. It shall be unlawful for any person to give away such animals as novelties or prizes.

    B. No person shall keep, maintain and/or harbor any live swine, pigs, pigeons, bees, chickens, geese, ducks, fowl, poultry, horses or cattle within the corporate limits of the village, unless such keeping, maintenance and/or harboring is done pursuant to the business of providing veterinary or animal hospital services that are in compliance with village regulations.

    C. Each person who shall possess, keep or maintain any wild, or nondomesticated animal, including any wild animal native to the state, shall upon demand of the community development department or police department, furnish proof of compliance with such restrictions and/or permit requirements as may be imposed by statutes of the state and/or federal law. The community development department or police department shall be empowered to demand surrender of any animal possessed, kept or maintained in the absence of proof of such compliance or in violation of the village relative to zoning regulation and to make whatever disposition of it.

    D. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit legitimate commerce in poultry for agricultural and food purposes.

    E. No more than three (3) dogs, cats or combination of dogs and cats that are more than twelve (12) weeks of age may be kept or harbored in any dwelling unit. For purposes of this section, the term "dwelling unit" shall include all real property attached to the mailing address for the dwelling unit.​
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    Information Last Updated7/19/12

    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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