Ordinance 4987, Amend Requirements for Keeping Chickens, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on October 30, 2018 and approved and adopted by Mayor Jeremy Stutsman on November 26, 2018. Ordinance 4987 amends the Goshen City Code Title 3, Article 1, Chapter 4, Section 3 to delete any limit to the number of permits that may be issued, the requirement to pay registration fees and the requirement that all adjoining real estate owners must approve the application to keep chickens. Goshen City Code Title 3, Article 1, Chapter 4, Section 3, Chickens Permitted, is amended to permit chickens only upon real estate containing an occupied single-family dwelling; real estate containing a duplex provided the owner of the real estate resides in one of the two units; or each residential lot of a multi-family dwelling with the owner’s permission. Any person who intends to keep, possess or maintain chickens must obtain a permit from the City. The permit will be issued without cost. Goshen City Code Title 3, Article 1, Chapter 4, Section 4, Limitations, subsection (a) is amended to limit the number of chickens located on any residential real estate lot to no more than six. Roosters and other types of fowl are prohibited. Ordinance 4987 is available for inspection in its entirety during regular business hours at the Goshen Clerk-Treasurer’s Office located at 202 South Fifth Street, Goshen, Indiana.