Raising Backyard Chickens In Marin County
We are in the process of replacing our fence and my husband is building the chicken coop so of course we get alot of questions from our neighbors about what we are doing.
When my husband responds that we are building a small chicken coop he gets a range of answers from: “Don’t worry, I won’t rat you out” to “Isn’t it illegal to have chickens?”.
Well the short answer is that most cities in Marin and the county will allow a small flock but they usually have the restriction of no roosters.
The best course of action if you are even considering raising chickens in your backyard is to check with your local planning department and see if they are allowed and if there are any restrictions.
Here are some numbers to the local planning departments in Marin that might be helpful to you.
Corte Madera 415-927-5064
Marin County 415-499-6269
Mill Valley 415-388-4033
San Anselmo 415-258-4616
San Rafael 415-485-3085
Here are some local planning department numbers in Sonoma/Napa:
Santa Rosa 707-543-3223
Sonoma County 707-565-1900