Zoning Conformance Permit for Urban Livestock (Chickens, Apiaries)

You may submit a Zoning Conformance Permit application to keep chickens, apiaries (beehives) and other livestock at your residence provided that you meet the standards related to minimum lot area; maximum number of animals; minimum amount of open area; enclosure and maintenance requirements set forth in Hayward Municipal Code Section 10-1.2735(e).

Please note that an application to keep apiaries (beehives) is subject to a minimum 30-day public notice and shall be denied if documentation is submitted to the Planning Division showing that an individual who is allergic to bees resides within 100 feet of the property where bees will be kept.  

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