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Residents can have up to four hens. Roosters and other fowl are not allowed.
The number of hive boxes allowed is based on the size of your 1-acre or less property.
All of the structures must meet adopted regulations. Certain improvements – such as coops over 120 square feet – may need a building permit. Review current building rules and regulations.
No special licenses are required. Residents must adhere to the adopted regulations.
These new regulations apply to unincorporatedsingle-family residential properties located outside of agricultural districts.The new rules do not apply to the following zone districts: A-E, A-1, A-2, andR-A.
Check ArapaMap to confirm your address is located in unincorporated Arapahoe County.
The County’s zoning division is responsible for enforcing the code changes. Residents can call 720-874-6711 or submit an online request.
The zoning division responds to complaints receives. When a resident receives a courtesy or violation notice, they typically have 14 to 30 days to address theissue and bring the property into compliance.
No. Residential keepers cannot commercially sell honey, eggs, or slaughter hens on the property.