The Food Producing Animals (FPAs) Ordinance (CB11-0151) was adopted by the Denver City Council on Monday, June 20, 2011. The ordinance is effective on Friday, June 24, 2011, and includes changes to the Denver Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 8 - Animal Control, Chapter 36 - Noise Control, and to the Denver Zoning Code.
In summary, the ordinance allows for up to 8 chickens (no roosters) or ducks (no drakes) (or any combination of such fowl), plus 2 dwarf goats to be raised on a property, provided a “restricted livestock or fowl license” is obtained from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH)/ Animal Care and Control (ACC) Division. Licenses are issued in-person by Animal Care and Control at the Denver Animal Shelter, located at 1241 West Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO.
NOTE: Starting Friday, June 24, 2011, ACC will issue the provisional licenses subject to the licensee’s future payment of a fee (they will be billed) and compliance with any future rules and regulations adopted by DEH. DEH adoption of a license fee and additional rules is planned for August 2011.
For more detailed information about the new FPA ordinance and the specific standards adopted, please click here. Additional information is also available by calling Denver 3-1-1.