On June 15, 2018, the Chanhassen City Council adopted ordinance 634 amending Chapter 4, license, permit and administrative fees; chapter 5, animals and fowl; and chapter 20 zoning of the Chanhassen City Code concerning beekeeping.
Number of Colonies
1/3 to 1 acre:
1 to 2.5 acres:
2.5 to 10 acres:
The following documents MUST be submitted along with the application:
Certificate/proof of 16 hours of training in beekeeping
Survey of property showing proposed locations of all hives*
Notarized statement declaring that beekeeper has informed all adjoining neighbors of intent to keep bees.
*Colonies must be kept in the rear yard and be setback 25 feet from property lines.