Fowl (Chicken) Application
For Lots Less Than One Acre
The City Code, Ordinance 2487, allows for the keeping of poultry and fowl on lots that are less than one acre if certain requirements are met and a permit is issued.
How to Apply
- Complete the Fowl (Chicken) Permit Application Fillable PDF (or applications are available at City Hall)
- Return application to City Hall with a $5.00 filing fee
For assistance, please contact the City Clerk at (913) 586-5250.
)The keeping of Poultry and Fowl in lots less than one acre, as defined in Ordinance 2487, is subject to the following restrictions:
"Requires application for a permit (via city approved form), limited to a maximum of five hens, no roosters, and must be kept outside of the residence in a confined area and not allowed to range freely. The confined space must be set back at least twenty (20’) feet from the side and rear property lines in the back yard. An approved permit may be revoked when any of the above requirements are not being met and/or presence of the Poultry or Fowl create offensive odors or unreasonable annoyance, including noise, to neighbors or others in close proximity to the premise where the Poultry or Fowl are kept. If a complaint is received, the code officer will complete a written report of his investigation and submit it to the applicant/owner stating the factual basis for recommending to revoke the permit or dismiss the complaint. Such investigation will consider comments of neighbors, past violations by the applicant, the size, condition and location of the area where the Poultry or Fowl are being kept, and/or any other factors relevant to the keeping of Poultry or Fowl on a Lot less than one acre."