Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance Help Needed!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Little Crooked Beak, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Little Crooked Beak

    Little Crooked Beak Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2009
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Hi All,

    Salt Lake City Council is proposing to limit the number of chickens you can own (according to lot size). Currently, the law say you can own up to 25 birds. But with the new proposed changes, most people who live downtown, like I do, would be limited to 2 CHICKENS TOTAL! [​IMG]

    There is one good thing about the proposed changes which is that your coop could be 25 feet away from a house (which is better then the current 50 feet law -- seeing as most lots in SLC are small).

    Here is a link to the Salt Lake City Council page with all of the info:


    online: Click on "Submit Comments on a Specific Issue” on the right-hand column menu

    Mail (one copy is appreciated): Salt Lake City Council Office, 451 South State Street, Room 304, PO Box 145476, Salt Lake City Utah 84114-5476

    Phone: 24 Hour Comment Line - 801-535-7654
    Fax: 801 -535-7651

  2. Nektro

    Nektro Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    Draper, UT
    I live South of Salt Lake in Draper and we had this whole process earlier this year. Our city council came up with 6 chickens max, and the set back restrictions are 50 feet from neighbors and 15 feet from owner occupied residence. No lot restrictions as long as you meet the distance regulations. The only problem I have is they don't let them range around the yard unless you have a fence 5 feet from your property line and 10 feet from your home. I find this a bit unreasonable. I hope the Salt Lake doesn't go overboard on the new reg's.

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