Backyard/Urban Chickens

Chapter 90: Animals - Amendment Approved

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. 


Backyard Chicken Presentation

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