Batavia, IL, City Code


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Urban Livestock

The city's animal control ordinance was amended in 2011 and 2015 to allow up to 8 hens on single-family residential and school properties (the latter prompted by a Montessori School's request). Roosters and slaughtering for other than humane reasons are prohibited. The code lists enclosure standards and sanitation requirements (§5-4B-7). Free registration with the code compliance officer is required (§5-4B-8).

The city's chicken-keeping regulations are summarized in a community development department handout.

Batavia, IL

2010 Population: 26,045

2010 Population Density: 2,702.60/square mile