Backyard chickens

You can apply for a permit to raise chickens in your backyard.

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

Additional resources

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

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