Stoughton Wisconsin Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Yes City/Organization Contact name Mayor Donna Olson: (608) 873-6677 City Clerk Nick Probst: (608) 873-6692 Additional Information
Description: A maximum of 4 hen chickens are allowed by right on residentially zoned property with a single family, duplex or twin home residential unit including the following requirements:
a. No person shall keep chickens without a city license. The license must be renewed annually.
b. No chicken coop/run shall be closer than 25 feet to any residential structure on an adjacent lot and shall be located within the rear yard.
c. All zoning requirements related to accessory structures are exempt for chicken coops/runs that are less than 65 square feet in area except the minimum setback shall be 4 feet from the side and rear lot line.
d. Chicken coops/runs that are 65 square feet and larger in area must conform to the accessory structure requirements of the specific zoning district where located.
e. Any electrical work requires an electrical permit through the department of planning and development.
f. Chicken's shall not be allowed to be kept within a residential dwelling or garage.
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