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Backyard Chicken Permits

On January 11, 2011, City Council approved Ordinance O-2011-02 which allows any resident in the City to own and keep chickens in the backyards of residential uses in residential zoning districts and the backyards of residential uses in non-residential zoning districts.

Please print out the Chicken Hen Permit Application by clicking on the link below. Please read all the rules for keeping chickens and fill out the required information. Lastly, sign and date the application. Applications must be submitted in person at the Development Services Center located at 385 Kimbark Street, directly across the street from the Longmont Public Library. It is advisable to print out a copy for yourself as all the rules contained in Ordinance O-2011-02 are included on the application. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Ortiz at (303) 774-4725.


Download the Backyard Chicken Hen Permit