An Oak Park property owner can establish up to two honeybee colonies - or apiaries - as long as the specific Village code requirements are met, including registering with the Illinois Department of Agriculture and purchasing an annual $75 permit. A beekeeping permit will not be issued for an apiary within 150 feet of any address where a resident with an allergy to bee stings documented by a licensed physician has registered with the Village.
Oak Park residents also may keep up to two chickens on their properties. However, pigs, swine, sheep, cattle, horses, goats or similar animals, and naturally wild animals except fish and birds, are prohibited. The numbers of allowed pets is limited by the type of residence.
Call 708.358.5480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on pets.