Ordinance Governing Food Producing Animals, Denver, Colorado

Jurisdiction Name: Denver
State/Province: CO
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 600,158
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2011
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: animal permit, animals, chickens, ducks, goats, keeping of animals, ordinance
Adopting Government Department(s):

City and County of Denver

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Board of Environmental Healthy of the City and County of Denver
Support Entity(s):


Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: n/a
Policy Outcome(s):

Denver’s Ordinance Governing Food Producing Animals requires that a livestock or fowl license is necessary to raise certain food producing animals (i.e., up to eight ducks and/or chickens combined, and up to two dwarf goats). Should someone want to obtain this license, the applicant also needs to provide adequate daytime and nighttime shelters and enclosures, take the necessary precautions to not overcrowd the animals, and ensure protection from prey.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1