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Hen Coop License

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Required by any person desiring to keep hens on their property in the City of Evanston.

TERM: Calendar Year.

FEE: $50 per application.

RENEWABLE: Yes. Applicant to submit application, documentation and fee to the Health Department. Inspection(s) may be required.

TRANSFERABLE: No, coop licenses do not run with the land.

CONTACT: Ellyn Golden, Environmental Health License Coordinator, or call 847-866-2947.


Hen Coop License Application (New)                                           

Hen Coop License Application (Renewal)


APPLICATION:  Hen Coop License Application (printable version)

To be submitted with a new application: Public Notice of Intent to Construct a Hen Coop

IMPORTANT: Registration of the premises with the Illinois Department of Agriculture is required.

Evanston City Code - Chapter 4 Dogs, Cats, Animals & Fowl

  • Title 1 Chapter 3 Section 2 Definitions, General
  • Title 5 Chapter 1 Property Maintenance Code
  • Title 6 Chapter 4 Section 6-2 General Provisions for Accessory Uses and Structures
  • Title 6 Chapter 18 Section 3 Definitions
  • Title 8 Chapter 4 Section 1 Enumeration of Particular Nuisances
  • Title 9 Chapter 4 Section 5 Certain Animals Prohibited

State of Illinois Department of Agriculture