Overland Park residents can apply for a permit to raise chickens at single and two-family residences. 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|
|0.20 – 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.