Beloit, WI, Code of Ordinances

Beloit city, WI

Urban Livestock

The city's property maintenance code includes an ordinance regulating the keeping of chickens within the city (§7.244). It provides definitions and allows for up to 4 hens to be kept in the rear yards of single-family residential lots. The code addresses coop construction and maintenance, confinement, location of coop or run, feed storage, and waste management. An annual residential chicken permit must be obtained from the city.

Topic: Food Systems
Taxonomy Master Topics: Food Systems Policy
Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Regulation
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Jurisdiction: Municipality
Community Type: Suburban
Population Density: 1,000-2,999/square mile
Population Range: 25K to 100K