govdelivery_icon Sign up for e-mail updates from Homegrown Minneapolis.

Homegrown Minneapolis Logo

Raising Chickens in Minneapolis

Chickens are versatile – they lay high-quality eggs, feast on unwanted pests, and before you know it, can become beloved members of the family.

How the City of Minneapolis Supports Raising Chickens

The Minneapolis City Council in partnership with the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control Department has made it easier and safer than ever to keep chickens and other eligible fowl in the City of Minneapolis. The City allows residents to apply for a permit to keep backyard chickens on their property. Before applying for a permit, please read the full ordinance language. The complete list of rules and regulations are located in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances.

View a summary of Minneapolis chicken keeping rules and regulations.

For further information or to apply for a permit, please contact Teila Zoller at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control:
Phone: 612-673-6246
Email: [email protected]

Additional Resources

Backyard Chicken Basics (University of Minnesota Extension)
Twin Cities Chicken Coop Tour
Twin Cities Chicken Listserve

Last updated Apr 17, 2020



Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

Minneapolis 311       ©1997-2020 City of Minneapolis, MN


311 call center

311 TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Watch Minneapolis City Council TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo