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Chicken Coop Permit Application14400 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544 Phone (815) 439-2937 Fax (815) 609-6114 plainfield-il.org/departments/building April 2013 Page | 1 CHICKEN COOP PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS The following is a guideline of requirements that need to be met along with the completed application. APPLICATION: Complete application. Electrical – Indicate location of light, switch, GFI and heat source. Two (2) copies of the plat of survey indicating where the shelter and fenced area will be located. A foundation is not required, but you need to indicate what the shelter will be bearing (resting) on and how the shelter will be anchored to the ground. The shelter cannot be placed inside any easement. Information/Brochure indicating material, size, framing, and design of shed. Check with your Homeowners Association regarding covenant restrictions. Contact JULIE, INC. at 811 – Two (2) working days prior to digging to locate utilities. CODE REQUIREMENTS: Keeping of chickens. (a)Permitted locations. Domestic hens may be kept within the village only on property zoned and occupied for single family residential use. All hens shall be kept in the rear yard of the permitted location. (b)Maximum number. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep more than eight (8) hens, of any age, on property zoned and occupied for single family residential use within the village. (c)Keeping of roosters. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep a rooster(s) within the village. (d)Slaughtering of chickens. It shall be unlawful for any person to slaughter any chickens within the village, except for a humane reason. (e)Shelter and fenced areas. All hens shall be provided a shelter and an adjacent covered outside fenced area. All hens shall be kept in a shelter or adjacent outside fenced area at all times. The outside fenced area shall be no less than thirty-two (32) square feet in area and shall be demarcated with a fence constructed of wood or 14400 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544 Phone (815) 439-2937 Fax (815) 609-6114 plainfield-il.org/departments/building April 2013 Page | 2 metal, excluding barbed wire or razor wire, of sufficient height to contain the hens. The shelter shall be no less than sixteen (16) square feet in area and no more than six (6) feet in height. The shelter and adjacent outside fenced area shall also be: (1)Thirty (30) feet from any adjacent occupied residential structure other than that of the owner or occupant of the real property on which the shelter and adjacent outside fenced area are located; (2)Not less than the minimum property line setback required for accessory structures in an R-1 zoning district as defined by the village's zoning code. (3)Constructed in such a manner as to contain the hens to the shelter or the adjacent outside fenced area at all times and to keep the shelter and adjacent outside fenced area free from rodent infestation. Electric/heat. The shelter shall contain an independent electric/heat source. Such utilities shall not be maintained with the use of extension cords. (f)Property maintenance. All areas in which hens are kept shall be maintained in a neat and clean manner, free from undue accumulation of waste such as to cause odors detectable on adjacent properties. All feed for hens shall, except when placed for consumption by the hens, be kept in containers with tightly fitted lids that are rodent-proof. (h)Registration. All persons keeping hens in the village shall register with the village's planning department prior to acquiring the hens. Registration shall be on a form established by the village's planning department and shall include written permission for any village building or code enforcement official to access the rear yard of the property where the hens are located for the purpose of verifying compliance with applicable village Code. Registration shall not be permitted until the shelter has passed final inspection by the village's building department. (i)Compliance. All persons having chickens as of the effective date of this ordinance shall have ninety (90) days to bring their property into compliance with this article. INSPECTIONS:  Pre-pour inspection required if shelter will rest on a concrete slab.  Final building inspection and final electrical. PERMIT FEE: The permit fee is $80.00 for a shelter permit; the fee is due at time of issuance. NOTE: If permit is not picked up within 30 days of approval it will be VOIDED and you will have to reapply. 14400 S. Coil Plus Drive, Plainfield, IL 60544 Phone (815) 439-2937 Fax (815) 609-6114 plainfield-il.org/departments/building April 2013 Page | 3 CHICKEN COOP PERMIT ADDRESS: ______________________________________________ Zoning: ________ Subdivision: ___________________________________ Estimated Value: $____________ Shelter Size (LxWxH): ________________________________ Shelter Material: ___________________ Will the shelter be on a concrete slab? YES NO SUBCONTRACTOR INFORMATION: Electrical: __________________________________ Concrete: ________________________________ OWNER: GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Name:_____________________________________ Contractor:_______________________________ Street: ___________________________________ Street: ___________________________________ City, State, Zip: ____________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________ Cell: _____________________________________ Cell: _____________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Email: ____________________________________ Email: __________________________________ I hereby declare that the above and attached information is correct and agree, in consideration of and upon issuance of a Building & Use Permit, to do or allow to be done only such work herewith applied for, and that such premises and its existing and proposed buildings or structures shall be used or allowed to be used for only such purposes as are set forth above or other uses permitted in the district. _________________________ ____________ __________________________ _______________ Owner’s Signature Date Contractor’s Signature Date Issued By: _________________________ ____________ Building Official Date