Backyard Hens

Backyard hens are now permitted in Jacksonville Beach

Single-family properties that are in RS-1, RS-2, and RS-3 zoning districts that have at least 5,000 square feet of property are permitted to have up to five (5) female chickens. Please refer to Ordinance No. 2020-8132 for regulations pertaining to the keeping of hens. 

Completion of the Poultry Management Seminar offered by the Duval County Agricultural Extension Office is required to apply for a Backyard Hen Permit. Applications for a Backyard Hen Permit will not be accepted without verification of completion of the Poultry Management Seminar. For more details and to register for upcoming classes click here.

* Backyard Hen Permit will be available soon.