BOUNTIFUL — Fowl play is now allowed in this community.
City leaders on Tuesday approved revisions to the city’s Title 14 Land Use Ordinance, including a zoning ordinance amendment that allows residents to own up to four chickens on single-family properties.
The vote was unanimous.
While chickens are allowed in the zoning amendment, roosters and crowing hens are not.
The ordinance also restricts the animals to cages or enclosures in the backyards of homes and gives city officials the right to confiscate errant fowl outside of those bounds.
The revision also contains strict guidelines on enclosures or coops for the chickens and for the storage of feed for the animals. It prohibits having chickens for anything more than what is termed “familial gain for the production and consumption of eggs.”
The new provision for chickens is among a number of guidelines approved in the land-use revision.
The land-use revisions also include:
• New guidelines for monument signs with a PO-N (professional office) subzone.
• New guidelines requiring a criminal background check for any person who operates or is employed at a day care or residential group instruction business.
The guidelines also make it illegal for any person convicted of a sexually oriented crime to operate, be employed by or reside at a day care or group instruction business.
Aric Jensen, director of planning and economic development, said city officials have been working on land-use revisions since November.
He said one proposed revision, new guidelines for commercial trucks in residential areas, was pulled at the last minute for further review.