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Animals and pets

Urban livestock and chickens

As raising chickens and other livestock, such as horses, cows, goats, pigs and llamas, within urban growth areas becomes more popular, preserving the livability of surrounding properties can be a concern.


Chickens and roosters are allowed in unincorporated Clark County. Chickens, but not roosters, are allowed in the city of Vancouver.

Livestock plans
Livestock is allowed in the urban area with an approved livestock plan. Plans are not required for small livestock that is either caged or spends all hours indoors. Agricultural uses involving livestock on property brought into an urban growth boundary are exempt from creating a livestock plan.

Building new structures for livestock
New structures for large livestock on property within the urban growth boundary but outside of city limits must be placed 20 feet from all property lines. New structures also must comply with applicable building codes.


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