York County, Virginia Backyard Chicken Keeping Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Unlimited 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 Allowed Yes in RR/No in R20, R13, and WCI districts Permit Required RR - 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 name York 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 Information http://www.yorkcounty.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=QzqeKdVT7kE=&tabid=13232&mid=14988 Information Last Updated 06-24-2013