On March 11, 2019, the Chanhassen City Council adopted Ordinance 639 amending Chapter 4, license, permit and administrative fees; Chapter 5, animals and fowl; and Chapter 20 zoning of the Chanhassen City Code concerning keeping chickens.
Number of Chickens Permitted
Number of Chickens
Less than 1 Acre
1 to 2.5 Acres
2.5 to 10 Acres
The following documents MUST be submitted along with the application:
Survey of property showing proposed chicken coop and run.*
Notarized statement declaring that the applicant has informed all adjoining neighbors of their intent to keep chickens.
*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.