Overland Park residents can apply for a permit to raise chickens at single and two-family residences as part of a pilot program. City Council will review the program following its expiration on December 31, 2023.
The number of chickens allowed is based on lot size. The Johnson County AIMS mapping tool can help you determine the size of your property.
|Number of Acres||Square Footage||Number of Chickens Allowed|
|0.25 – 0.49||10,890 – 21,344||3|
|0.5 – 0.99||21,780 – 43,124||6|
|1 – 3||43,560 – 130,680||12|
Per City ordinance, chickens are allowed on any property larger than three acres without a permit.
8500 Santa Fe Drive
City Clerk’s Office
Planning + Development Services
A permit costs $100 for the first year and $50 for each renewal.
To be approved, residents must prove they can adequately care for chickens and raise them in a sanitary location. They must also assure the chickens will not cause any health, safety or nuisance issues, which includes smell and noise.
Apply for a chicken permit online or in person at the City Clerk’s counter at City Hall.
All permits must include a site plan that details the following requirements:
Residents are encouraged to check with homeowners associations prior to applying for a permit.
Find a complete list of chicken requirements, including location, safety and permitting standards, under the approved Resolution No. 4767.
Ensure the safe-keeping of residential chickens by following these best practices provided by Animal Control.