Chicken Application

LICENSES ARE DUE MARCH 31ST.

Please download and fill out the following form and bring to City Hall.

Requirements for Urban Chicken Licensing for the City of Norwalk (Ordinance 16.08)

  • No more than four (4) chickens allowed per lot
  • No person shall keep any rooster or slaughter any chickens
  • Chickens may only be allowed in R-1 zoning districts
  • No chickens may be kept without an approved enclosure that meets the standards of the zoning ordinance
  • The enclosure provides a minimum of 5 square feet per chicken and a minimum height of four feet
  • The enclosure shall be located inside a fenced area that provides a minimum 10 square feet per chicken, excluding the square footage of the enclosure. The fence shall have a minimum height of 6 feet
  • The enclosure shall not be located closure than 25' to any principal structure on an adjacent lot
  • No chickens shall be allowed to run at large
  • No wire mesh (chicken wire) shall be allowed as a material for fencing around the enclosure

Rates and Fees (Ordinance 16.08)

  • An annual chicken license shall be obtained by the property owner which is $25
  • Late fee for renewing each license is $10. April 1 late fee begins
  • A permit is required by the City of Norwalk before the erection, construction, alteration, placing or locating of any fence or accessory structures. Fence and accessory structure permits are $25 each (one-time fee)