Riverdale rejects chicken ordinance - ksl.com
One thing to keep in mind, when a city rejects an ordinance defining chickens as being allowed in residential areas some people will still have them...either out of ignorance, or because the existing code does not specifically prohibit them or they go underground and if there are no complaints from neighbors and the city does nothing about it. I don't advocate doing what is prohibited by your city. In Brigham City, the current code specified "Domesticated Fowl" under the definition of a pet. When I first got my chickens I looked at the code and made my decisions so as to be in alignment with how our ordinances were written.
Here is a matrix of Utah communities ordinances to show how cities are stacking up in regard to urban chickens:
|Utah Communities Backyard Chicken Ordinances|
|Layton||Yes||6||No||Quantity depends on lot size|
|Provo||Yes||6||No||Quantity depends on lot size|
|Salt Lake City||Yes||15||No||No lot size restriction|
|Salt Lake County||Yes||8-10||No||Depends on residential zoning area. 50 allowed in A-1 agricultural areas|
|Tremonton||Yes||Tremonton was rewriting code last year to allow chickens in all residential neighborhoods. I have not seen the written code yet.|
|Woods Cross||Yes||8||No||Quantity depends on lot size|
Spanish Fork Yes 6 No Quantity depends on lot size
If you would like to download the specific codes that I have please click here. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the downloaded document.
If you have specific codes for other utah communities, I would love to have a copy. Please contact me and I will add them to the list.
|Photo Credit: Tracy Halladay|