Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Denver, CO


Here is a list of cities in the Denver metropolitan area allowing chickens as of February 20, 2010.  Currently Littleton is debating allowing more chickens: at this time they allow three pets, and these can include chickens.

This list will be updated with stats from additional area cities and counties as we have time to compile them.  Be sure to call the zoning department where you live to ensure this chart is accurate and to see if there are any nuances that we did not report here.

Comparison of Chicken Laws
in Denver Metropolitan Area

JURISDICTION
ALLOWED?
DETAILS
# ALLOWED
Adams County
No
Yes
Yes
Residential and commercial lots
Residential estates >1acre
Agricultural > .25 acre

2/acre
50/acre
Arapahoe County
Yes
Single-family unit
1/acre
Arvada
Yes
Large residential lots
Small residential lots
4/acre
2/acre
Aurora
No


Boulder
No
Yes
Residential
Rural residential

100
Broomfield County
No


Castle Rock
No


Centennial
Yes
All zone districts
3 pets, incl chickens
Colorado Springs
Yes
Need 4 sf per animal
10
Commerce City
No


Denver
Yes
Permitting process costs $150, applications through two agencies,
permission from neighbors
No limit
Douglas County
No


Edgewater
?


Englewood
Yes
Cannot create nuisance
No limit
Federal Heights
No


Ft. Collins
Yes
Six hens per parcel
6
Glendale
?


Greenwood Vlg
Yes
Need 50sf per animal
No limit
Jefferson County
Depends
Some low-density districts allow for it
Contact Zoning Administration with your address:  303-271-8700
No limit if allowed
Lafayette
No


Lakewood
Yes
Large residential lots if fenced area, house or coop no more than 400sf
No number
Littleton
Yes
All zone districts
3 pets, incl chickens
Longmont
Yes
Four hens per parcel
4
Louisville
No
Yes

Rural residential

3
Northglenn
No


Parker
Yes
Need ≥200 feet distance from adjoining properties
50/parcel
Sheridan
No


Thornton
No


Westminister
No


 IMPORTANT NOTES!
  1. If you have information that we are missing, send James Bertini an email.
  2. While we think this is accurate, we don’t guarantee it, so always check your local zoning office before getting chickens.
  3. Thanks to Kathy Ball, dietetics student, UNC - Greeley and Denver Urban Homesteading for compiling this information.

Source: http://www.denverbackyardfarms.org/where_chickens_are_allowed.htm

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