York County, Virginia

By sniktdaddy · Jun 24, 2013 · Updated Jun 24, 2013 ·
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    York County, Virginia Backyard Chicken Keeping Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUnlimited in RR district/
    In R20, R13, and WCI disticts the maximum number of chickens permitted on a residential lot shall be one (1) hen per 2,500 square feet of lot area, not to exceed a maximum of sixteen (16) hens.
    Roosters AllowedYes in RR/No in R20, R13, and WCI districts
    Permit RequiredRR - No/ Yes in R20, R13, and WCI - $15.00 fee
    Coop Restrictions
    RR - None / R20, R13, and WCI districts - All pens, coops, or cages shall be situated at least ten (10) feet from adjoining property lines and twenty-five (25) feet from any dwelling located on a property not owned by the applicant. Pens, coops, or cages shall not be located in a storm drainage area that would allow fecal matter to enter any storm drainage system or stream.
    City/Organization Contact nameYork County, Virginia, Development and Complaince Division
    Additional Information
    Proposals for keeping more chickens than allowed by subsection (b) above, for observing setbacks of a lesser dimension than any of those set forth above, or for keeping roosters, may be considered and approved by Special Use Permit in accordance with all applicable procedural requirements.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.yorkcounty.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=QzqeKdVT7kE=&tabid=13232&mid=14988
    Information Last Updated06-24-2013

    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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