Chicagoland Livestock Policies

We sampled 40 municipalities across the region and found that Chicago has the one of the loosest policies on backyard livestock.

Municipality Policy
Arlington Heights No fowl, no livestock
Aurora No fowl, no livestock
Batavia Chickens or swine only, with limit on #
Belvidere No fowl, no livestock
Brookfield Chickens only, with limit on #
Burbank No fowl, no livestock
Chicago No limit on livestock kind or #s
Deerfield Chickens only, with limit on #
Downers Grove Chickens only, with limit on #
Elgin Chickens only, with limit on #
Evanston Chickens only, with limit on #
Forest Park No fowl, no livestock
Franklin Park No fowl, no livestock
Glen Ellyn No fowl, no livestock
Grayslake Chickens only, with limit on #
Hampshire No fowl, no livestock
Hickory Hills No fowl, no livestock
Highland Park Up to 25 fowl allowed
La Grange No fowl, no livestock
Lake Villa No fowl, no livestock
Libertyville No fowl, no livestock
Lincolnwood No fowl, no livestock
Lombard No fowl, no livestock
Mount Prospect No fowl, no livestock
Mundelein No fowl, no livestock
Niles No fowl, no livestock
North Aurora No fowl, no livestock
Oak Park Chickens only, with limit on #
Oakbrook Terrace One potbellied pig allowed
Orland Park No fowl, no livestock
Palatine No fowl, no livestock
Palos Hills Chickens only, with limit on #
Palos Park Chickens only, with limit on #
Skokie No fowl, no livestock
St. Charles Chickens only, with limit on #
West Dundee Livestock allowed, with limit on #
Western Springs Chickens only, with limit on #
Westmont Chickens only, with limit on #
Wheaton Chickens only, with limit on #
Worth Chickens only, with limit on #