Urban livestock and chickens


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


Bees are considered agricultural, and therefore, are not currently subject to regulation. Learn more...


Chickens are allowed in both unincorporated Clark County and the city of Vancouver. Roosters are not allowed in the city of Vancouver or its urban growth area.

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 must comply with applicable building codes.