Make Sure Your Coop is Legal to Build in Your Neighborhood


In the Brooder
7 Years
May 26, 2012
I just started building coops about a month ago for my business and I have found some interesting issues that came up with a few of my customers that may be useful for making your coop legal in your neighborhood.
Here are a few pointers that I have found and feel free to have anyone input anything because I am still new at this. I hope this helps anyone out before deciding to build a coop in the suburbs.
These are the rules I have found for suburb neighborhoods in the state of Utah:
- Can only have a maximum of 6 chickens in a fully developed neighborhood.
- Cannot have roosters.
- Coop must be built 5 feet from the fence.
- Many HOA's do not allow coops. Make sure you meet up to their regulations unless to have to have a signed petition from at least 5-6 neighbors or majority of neighbors on the street. A few HOA's I have seen have to have everyone on your street to allow you.
- Some HOA's allow coops if you make sure you are only using 75-100 square feet max for your coop.
- Last thing I have learned is that some weird cities say you have to have a permit to have livestock on your yard, so check into that so you don't get a neighbor giving you a hard time.
I know it sucks hearing about all of this, but it is best to be safe than sorry when dealing with nosy neighbors. Let me know if there is anything else I can learn from this while I keep building these coops.



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