Shoreline Washington Chicken Ordinance

By ahuff55 · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Sep 14, 2014 ·
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    Shoreline Washington Chicken Ordinance
    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedDepends on size of lot
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions10' property line setback and 20' from house
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Shoreline, Planning and Development Services: 206-801-2500, [email protected]
    Additional InformationSMC 6.05 9.05 SDC 20.30.740 20.40.120 20.40.270 20.50.020 20.50.100 International Residential Code The allowable number of chickens is based on the size of the chicken coop, aviary or loft that you have. Chicken coops must provide at least 2 cubic feet of space for each chicken, but may not be larger than 2,000 square feet in footprint. It is legal to have a rooster in Shoreline, but we recommend that you avoid keeping roosters. Be considerate and consult with your neighbors first in order to avoid noise complaints. Chickens must be kept in an enclosure at least 10 feet from any property line and 20 feet from any dwelling unit. Again, it’s a good idea to consult with your neighbors first. You don’t want to infringe on others’ enjoyment of their property. Greater setbacks may be required if the enclosure is greater than 200 square feet or taller than 10 feet.
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    Information Last Updated2014-09-14 16:31

    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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