Norfolk Virginia Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationWith a permit from the Health Department
Max Chickens Allowed
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredYes
Coop RestrictionsIt is suggested to ask when requesting a permit.
City/Organization Contact nameFor general City phone numbers, call the Norfolk Information Center, 757-664-4000.
Additional Information
Sec. 6.1-7. - Keeping of certain animals within the city.

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep in any building or on any premises within the limits of the city any livestock or poultry without a permit issued by the director of public health. Such permit shall designate the location at which said animals shall be kept and the number of animals to be kept at said location.
It shall be unlawful for the owner or any person having charge or control of any livestock or poultry to permit said animals to be at large within the limits of the city.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to slaughterhouses lawfully operating within the city, authorized shows or exhibits, except regarding strays from the above-listed operations, licensed kennels, veterinarians, animal shelters or humane societies, licensed temporary exhibits, licensed pet shops or licensed/authorized training facilities. No other exceptions or exemptions to this section are authorized.
(Ord. No. 39,717, § 2, 8-31-99)​
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Information Last Updated2013-01-24 00:00:00

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