Backyard Chickens

Anyone who keeps hens on their property must apply for a hen permit, which must be issued prior to any hens arriving on your property.

The application process includes:

  • Submitting a complete hen permit application to the City in the form attached as Schedule “A” to this bylaw to the Animal Control Department;
  • The applicant obtaining and providing the City with written consent from the property owner, if applicable; and
  • Paying the one-time application fee as found in the Fees and Charges Bylaw.

We are committed to providing the best welfare practices for all animals in our community! For more information on backyard hens, enclosures and enrichment please check out our Animal Control Bylaw No. 2021- 02.

Download a Hen Permit Application


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