San Mateo California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Apr 19, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    San Mateo California Chicken Ordinance
    (Bay Area - San Mateo County)

    Are Chickens Allowed in this location


    Max Chickens Allowed

    The minimum lot size in a residentially zoned district for the keeping chickens is 2,500 sq. ft. Greater than 2,500 sq. ft., but less than 7,500 sq. ft. in size, a maximum of six (6) birds. At least 7,500 sq. ft. in size, a maximum of ten (10) birds.

    Roosters Allowed


    Permit Required


    Coop Restrictions

    Coops/runs no larger than 100 sq. ft. in size and a maximum height of 6 feet, it must be on the rear half of the lot. Yard must be enclosed on the side and rear by a fence of at least six (6) feet tall.

    City/Organization Contact name

    County of San Mateo

    Additional Information

    Link for more Information

    Information Last Updated

    2010-04-15 13:58:13

    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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