Riverton City Animal Services

Can You Have Chickens in Riverton?
Raising chickens has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Riverton City allows chickens to be kept in all its single family residential zones, but the number of chickens allowed differs by zone and lot size. Riverton City has two zones, RR-22 and R-1, that include animal rights. In those zones, on lots of at least ½-acre, chickens may be kept at a ratio of 20 per ½-acre. In all other residential zones, and on lots smaller than ½ acre in the RR-22 and R-1 zones, chickens are only allowed as household pets. Household pets are typically limited to no more than 2 animals. For Riverton residents on property smaller than ½-acre, this means keeping more than 2 pets, including dogs, cats, chickens, etc, is not permitted. The Riverton City Planning Department can assist in determining the zoning of property, and are available to answer questions regarding this information. Please contact Shirleen Boska at (801) 208-3138 or at for more information.

Other Animal Control Issues... 
Salt Lake County Animal Services supports Riverton’s need for quality animal control, licensing, and code enforcement. It also provides a valuable source of information to help care for animals in your home. 

Click here to visit the Salt Lake County Animal Services webpage or use the information below to contact them directly with your questions or problems.

Animal Services
511 West 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 385-468-7387
Fax: 385-468-6028/
Hours: 10:00 am-6:00 pm Mon-Sat.
Closed Sundays and Holidays
24/hr Officer Dispatch: 801-743-7045