Chicken Permits


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

Acres Number of Chickens
1 to 2.5 acres: 8 chickens
2.5 to 10 acres: 16 chickens
10+ acres: No Limit

Supporting Documentation

The following documents MUST be submitted along with the application:

  1. Survey of property showing proposed chicken coop and run.*
  2. 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.