As there has been an expanded interest in raising backyard chickens within the City of Waupaca, the Common Council adopted an ordinance to allow five (5) chickens in R-1 and R-2 District. The ordinances requires a permit be issued by the Community and Economic Development Department and renewed annually. Residents can visit the City of Waupaca’s website at https://www.cityofwaupaca.org/resident-services/applications-permits/ for the application and ordinance for keeping of chickens in R-1 and R-2 districts.
The City of Waupaca is aware there are currently residents housing chickens on their properties. These residents have until December 31, 2016 to come into conformity with the chicken ordinance. Questions regarding the chicken ordinance should be directed to the City Code Compliance Manager at 715.942.9914.