Backyard Chicken Permit & Requirements

To obtain a chicken permit the property must be owner-occupied.  No more than 10 chickens may be kept on a parcel that is half-acre or greater. No more than five (5) chickens may be kept on a parcel that is less than half-acre. Roosters are not allowed. Residents can apply for a Chicken Permit online. Sample forms can be found below.

Chicken Checklist

  1. Complete Permit Application
  2. Owners Identification
  3. Proof of homestead (if not already listed under Volusia County Property Appraiser)
  4. Owner Statement (owner must personally appear at the Animal Control Office to sign this document and the Permit Application)
  5. Pay fee of $25 (cash, check, Mastercard or Visa)

If you have any questions, please call Animal Control at 386-878-8701.

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