Small Animal Licensing

Perky Dominique the ChickenThe City allows the keeping of the below listed domestic animals with the approval of a Small Animal License, processed through our Small Animal License Application pdf download with an accompanying fee of $45.

  • The keeping of up to 6 chicken hens
  • Beehives for domesticated honeybees
  • Dwarf miniature goats
  • Pot-bellied pigs
  • Rabbits, chinchillas, or ducks

Please review the municipal code requirements for the animal(s) you are requesting:

Along with the application you will need to submit proof of ownership and approval from the owner if you are renting, a sketch of the property noting the location of the coup, hive, or cage for the required animal and distances to the property line to ensure required setbacks and easements are maintained. Additionally, you will need to submit a design of the proposed housing for the animals noting the means of predator proofing the enclosure.

The Small Animal License is not subject to renewal but can be suspended or revoked if the city determines the property is not in compliance with the code requirements.


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 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

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