Salt Lake City Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Salt Lake City?Yes
How many chickens can you have?15
Can you have roosters in Salt Lake City?Yes
Chicken coop placement rules:Coops at least 25 feet from the entrance to your home and 40 feet from any neighboring buildings
Application process:Permit required
More information:Salt Lake City Sustainability

Dreaming of home-grown eggs and the peaceful sounds of clucking? If you’re in Salt Lake City, it doesn’t have to just be a dream. 

Here are the laws related to backyard chicken keeping in Salt Lake City, Utah:

  • A maximum of 15 chickens are allowed per residential lot.
  • Roosters are allowed within city limits.
  • Coops and chicken runs must be at least 25 feet from any residential structure on adjacent property and at least 40 feet from any neighboring buildings.
  • Coops and chicken runs must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times, and the chickens must have access to clean water and food.
  • Chickens must be kept in an enclosed area at all times, and may not be allowed to roam free in the yard or neighborhood.
  • Chicken waste must be disposed of in a manner that does not create a public nuisance or violate any health or sanitation laws.

It’s worth noting that these laws are specific to Salt Lake City, and regulations may differ in other parts of Utah.

See other Utah chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 3/18/23