Urban Chicken Permit application

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URBAN CHICKENS ARE NOW WELCOME IN DAVENPORT! (WITH SOME RULES)

The Davenport City Council has recently passed an ordinance that allows for urban chickens in the City. The ordinance includes restrictions designed to ensure safe, clean and quiet operation of chicken coops with minimal disruption to the neighborhood, including:

  • Limit of six hens (no roosters allowed)

  • Required separation from property lines and adjoining dwellings (See Graphic)

  • Standards regarding construction of coops and their cleanliness.

  • The City requires proof that the applicant has completed a class in raising urban chickens.

Applicants are also required to submit

  • Legible site plan showing location of proposed chicken coop/tractor. Facility must be placed at least 25 feet from dwellings on adjacent properties; 15 feet from applicant’s dwelling.

  • Documentation of successful completion of an approved class in raising chickens in an approved setting. There are no local in-person classes being offered currently. The City recommends the following webinar class offered by the Iowa State Extension: https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/Getting-Started-with-Backyard-Chickens-eCourse You must register to watch; but the cost is free and is only 25 minutes in length. You must print the Certificate of Completion following the webinar and include a copy with your application. You may contact the Community Planning and Economic Development at 563-326-7765 for more information. .

  • View the adopted ordinance for other requirements. Failure to meet the requirements of this ordinance may be grounds for revocation.

The property may be inspected from time to time to ensure compliance.

* A new license must be applied for if you relocate.

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