Beloit, WI, Code of Ordinances


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Urban Livestock

The city's property maintenance code includes an ordinance regulating the keeping of chickens within the city (ยง7.244). 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.

Beloit, WI

2010 Population: 36,966

2010 Population Density: 2,127.78/square mile