Channahon Backyard Chicken Pilot Program
On November 6, 2017, the Village of Channahon Village Board passed Ordinance 1906, “An Ordinance Amending the Village of Channahon Code of Ordinances with Regard to “Backyard Chickens””. This ordinance permits the keeping of chickens on certain residentially zoned properties (R-1 and R-2 zoning districts) and includes provisions for the establishment of a Backyard Chicken Pilot Program.
Initially, the Village of Channahon will establish a pilot program for a period of 18 months, with an application process to begin on December 1, 2017. The program will consist of the allocation of up to 8 Hen House Licenses as provided by the Village based on completion and approval of proper application. In the event applications for licensing exceed eight (8) in number during the application period (December 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018), a lottery will be used to determine the order such applications will be considered by the Village. Applications received after the issuance of eight (8) licenses and/or during the pilot program period will be added to a wait list based on the date and time the application is received.
Once the pilot program period is complete and no later than October 1, 2019, the office of the Village Administrator will deliver a report to the Village Board regarding the Village’s experience with the keeping of chickens and recommend whether an ordinance providing for keeping of chickens in certain residentially zoned areas should be recommended for adoption by the board.
For questions, please call Village Administrator Thomas Durkin at 815-467-6644 or by email at [email protected]
*You can also find the above details on our website under the “Community Development” page: www.channahon.org/government/departments/community-development/