Laws & Ordinances in University Place, WA

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by 98466chick, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. 98466chick

    98466chick New Egg

    Apr 22, 2011
    Hi everyone... I am very new to this. I am in the middle of purchasing .52 acres in University Place, WA. I really really really want chickens. I have looked all over the web to find info in regards to if I can even have chicken. I have not found the website I need to answer my question. If someone could please direct me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated : )
    Thank you for your time ~Jenn~
  2. mrsbos

    mrsbos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2010
    Greenacres, WA
    If University Place, WA is an incorporated city, just call the city and ask someone about animal ordinances or zoning. If it is an unincorporated area, than you need to contact the county commissioners. Sometimes the county websites can be hard to navigate, but you might be able to find the info there.
  3. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2010
    Tacoma, WA
    I started by calling the department that licenses dogs and cats until I was given the phone number and name of the person I needed to speak with. He did return my call and told me that University Place has adopted Pierce County code for poultry which is 12 chickens per acre and of course, no roosters. So on your particular piece of property you should be good with a well kept coop that does not offend neighbors and 6 hens. I let our neighbors know what we were planning before we began building our coop. and have heard that sharing fresh eggs with your neighbors can be a good way of influencing their cooperation. [​IMG]
    Please feel free to double check this information with the city for accuracy.
    Good Luck neighbor!
  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Here's a bit of info.

    It takes some searching to find everything. I stopped doing the search for people beyond finding the link because I missed something one time and the person acted like I'd stabbed them in the back! LOL, not saying you'd do that, but this is some of the info that might help you. [​IMG]
  5. 98466chick

    98466chick New Egg

    Apr 22, 2011
    Thank you all for the help in leading me in the right direction to find the information I needed. I really enjoy this site, I am very glad I found it. There is vast amount of knowledge that everyone enjoys sharing. I am new to this, so be warned, you will hear from me again : )
    Thank you all : )
  6. mamaryan

    mamaryan New Egg

    May 10, 2012
    Hi- we are thinking of buying in UP too. We have 7 chickens (only 2 laying). Any ideas what the laws are now?

  7. LakeBird

    LakeBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2012
    Pierce County, WA
    Just wanted to thank you for giving me the idea to post chicken ordinances on my website!

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