|Are chickens allowed in Charlotte?||Yes|
|How many chickens can you have?||20|
|Can you have roosters in Charlotte?||Yes|
|Chicken coop placement rules:||At least 25 feet from any adjacent dwelling unit or property line|
|Application process:||Permit required|
|More information:||Charlotte Magazine|
Here are the laws related to backyard chicken keeping in Charlotte, North Carolina:
- The keeping of chickens is allowed in Charlotte, as long as the property owner complies with the city’s zoning and land use ordinances.
- Chickens must be kept in a secure and enclosed coop that is at least 25 feet from any adjacent dwelling unit or property line.
- The coop must be well-ventilated, predator-resistant, and kept clean and odor-free.
- Roosters are not allowed within the city limits.
- Property owners may keep up to 20 chickens on their property.
- Chickens must be provided with adequate food, water, and care, and their waste must be disposed of in a sanitary manner.
- Property owners are responsible for preventing their chickens from creating a nuisance, such as excessive noise or odors, that interferes with the enjoyment of nearby properties.
See other North Carolina chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 3/18/23