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City of Colorado Springs / Land Use Review / Frequently Asked Questions / Animals

Frequently Asked Questions - Land Use Review
Animals

Q: How many dogs or cats are allowed at a property?

A: The maximum number of adult animals is a total of four. This can be four dogs or four cats or a combination thereof but not more than a total of four. If there is a litter, the pups or kittens can be kept for up to a maximum of four months. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 473-1741 or at 610 Abbot Lane.

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Q: Can I keep chickens at my house?

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There is a maximum of ten chickens at a residential property however roosters are prohibited. For more information contact the Humane Society at 471-1741 or at their location at 610 Abbot Lane.



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Q: Can I keep a horse or goat at my house?

A: There is a maximum of four hoofed animals that can be kept at a property however there must be a minimum of 37,000 square feet (or approximately 8/10 of an acre) of land in which to do so. There are also regulations on the placement of a stable and corral based on the adjacent building envelope. Contact the Land Use Review Division for information at 385-5905 or at their location at 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 301.

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