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Chicken Laws and Ordinances

This page summarizes the chickens ordinances in all cities of the Santa Clara County (CA).
Most cities have a limit on the number of chickens. Several have restrictions on location of the coop, and may require permits. Check also the noise and nuisance regulations.

While we tried to be accurate, you need to check the regulations with your city before getting chickens.
Please send feedback and updates to info@clorofil.org.

Campbell
Chickens allowed, no roosters.
See chapter 7.15 in the municipal code.

Cupertino
Chickens allowed depending on zoning, no roosters. Permit required.
See chapter 19.20 in the municipal code.

Gilroy
No chickens except in agricultural zoning.
See section 4.20 in the municipal code.

Los Altos
Chickens allowed, no roosters.
See chapter 5.10.010 in the municipal code.

Los Altos Hills
No mention of chickens in the municipal code.

Los Gatos
Chickens allowed, no roosters.
See chapter 4 in the municipal code.

Milpitas
Chickens allowed, no roosters.
See chapter 7.02-2 in the municipal code.

Monte Sereno
Chickens allowed depending on zoning, no roosters.
See chapter 10.05 in the municipal code.

Morgan Hill
Chickens allowed. 
See chapter 6.30.170 in the municipal code

Mountain View
Chickens allowed, no roosters. Permit required.
See chapter 5 article III in the municipal code.

Palo Alto
Chickens allowed, no roosters. Permit required.
See chapter 6.20 in the municipal code.

San Jose
Chickens allowed, no roosters.
See part 7 in the municipal code.

Santa Clara
Chickens allowed, no roosters. Permit required.
See chapter 6.15 in the municipal code.

Saratoga
No mention of chickens in the municipal code.

Sunnyvale
Chickens allowed.
See chapter 6.16.015 in the municipal code.

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