On Monday, October 1, 2018 the City Council approved the proposed amendment to Chapter 90 of the Belmont Code of Ordinances. Highlights of the amendment are below.
Up to four (4) hens will be permitted
Roosters are prohibited
No chickens shall be allowed in multi-family complexes
There shall be no on-site slaughter of chickens
*A permit must be obtained on an annual basis through the Planning & Zoning department
Chicken Keeping Area must be at least 25 feet from any rear and side property lines
All chickens must be kept in a coop or tractor during non-daylight hours. During daylight hours, chickens may be located in a coop, run, tractor, or securely fenced area.
*The Planning & Zoning department is finalizing the permit application. Applications and application process will be posted online once ready. For more information, please call 704.901.2610.
Urban /Backyard Chicken Farming Workshop
September 24, 2018 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
201 Chronicle Street, Belmont, NC 28012
On Monday, September 24th, the City hosted an Urban Chicken Farming Workshop at the Belmont Police Department. NC Extension Area Agent, Lara Worden gave a wonderful presentation on what all goes into Backyard Chicken Farming. Her presentation can be found below.