Chicken Permits

Overview

On May 24, 2021, the Chanhassen City Council adopted Ordinance 671 amending Chanhassen City Code Chapter 5, Animals and Fowl; and Chapter 1, General Provisions, concerning keeping chickens.

On March 11, 2019, the Chanhassen City Council adopted Ordinance 639 amending Chanhassen City Code Chapter 4, license, permit and administrative fees; Chapter 5, animals and fowl; and Chapter 20, Zoning, concerning keeping chickens.

Number of Chickens Permitted

Acres Number of Chickens
Less than 1 Acre 4 Chickens
1 to less than 2.5 Acres 8 Chickens
2.5 to less than 10 Acres 16 Chickens
10+ Acres No Limit

Supporting Documentation

The following documents MUST be submitted along with the application:

  1. Survey of property showing proposed chicken coop and run.*
  2. Notarized statement declaring that the applicant has informed all adjoining neighbors of their intent to keep chickens.
  3. If governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), a notarized statement declaring that the applicant has informed the HOA shall be provided. Be aware, HOA covenants can be more restrictive than city rules.

*Coop and run must be kept in the rear yard and be setback 25 feet from adjacent residential structures and 10 feet from lot lines.