Farm Animals / Urban Animal Keeping

Pictures of Animals in enviornmentThe standards in Eugene Code (EC) 9.5250 allow for increased opportunities for residential urban animal keeping and farming within the city limits, while encouraging compatibility within the urban environment. Animal keeping is the practice of raising domesticated animals that are used primarily as food or product sources. These standards are intended to improve the way animals are cared for, while increasing the likelihood that neighbors will accept your property uses and food choices.

This document answers many common questions surrounding the standards, and are meant to provide best practices which improve animal care and build support from neighbors on your property uses.

For more information, contact Land Use staff via email to or phone at 541-682-8336.