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9/22/22, 12:18 PM


Are noisy chickens and roosters regulated by the Jefferson County Code Enforcement Department and does the Ranch CC&R Committee have any say?


The CC&R Review Committee Minutes for August 16, 2022, reflect Committee Member, Mel Tellinghusen investigated a “Rooster/hens noise nuisance” complaint and referred to the matter as a “Gray area.” The Minutes state: “22-29-Rooster/hens noise nuisance. Mel has met with the complainant & heard rooster. Will send letter. Gray area as Jeff Co does not have a noise restriction.”


We contacted Jefferson County Code Enforcement Officer, John Slyter for some answers. According to Slyter, there are no restrictions regarding chickens and/or roosters in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Additionally he confirmed Code Enforcement doesn’t handle alleged noise violations. Noise related complaints are reported to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.


FULL DISCLOSURE: We own chickens.


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