Can I have urban chickens?

Yes, however you must adhere to the guidelines in the Code of Ordinance.

Chapter 6 Animals and Fowl 

Sec. 6-1 Definitions - Fowl: A bird of the order Galliformes, which can be used as food. This term includes but is not limited to the common domesticated chicken, duck, geese, turkey, quail, dove, and pheasant.

Sec. 6-2. - Livestock and fowl.

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor any fowl within the city in any pen, shed, coop or enclosure, if any part of such enclosure or structure is within 50 feet of any residence, business or commercial establishment or office (other than the owner's), school, hospital or nursing home.

(e) It shall be unlawful for any owner of any animal to maintain yards, pens, kennels, stables, sheds, coops or other enclosures in which such animals are confined in such a manner as to emit odors offensive to any person's ordinary sensibilities residing in the vicinity, or to breed or attract flies, mosquitoes or other noxious insects or rodents, or in any manner to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, or to create a public nuisance.

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1. What is a definition of high grass and weeds?
2. What is the definition of a junk vehicle?
3. Where can I park my boat / rv / trailer?
4. Can I have urban chickens?
5. Can I sell items by the roadside?
6. What is a Short-Term Rental or an "STR"?
7. Are STRs allowed in Grapevine?
8. If I get a permit, then can I rent my premises as an STR?
9. Can I rent my business or warehouse as an STR?
10. My STR is also my primary residence, does the STR prohibition apply to me?
11. Is there anything I can do to get the City to allow me to rent my property out as an STR?
12. If I can't use my premises as an STR, can I lease it for more than 30 days?
13. If STRs are prohibited in Grapevine, why do some still exist?
14. Can I rent my personal pool or areas within my property such as the backyard, basketball court, tennis court, home gym or detached accessory building?
15. How can I report a suspected STR in Grapevine?