Keeping of Animals

Household Pets


  • Up to 4 hens may be kept, subject to MLMC 6.07 - Chickens (PDF)
  • Contact the Police Department for a chicken license

Other Animals

  • Keeping of livestock, rabbits, bees, or poultry other than chickens is not allowed in residential zones. This includes horses, cows, pigs, and sheep. See Moses Lake Municipal Code 18.20.030 (PDF) Table 1.
  • Keeping of livestock, poultry, rabbits, or bees is allowed by conditional use permit in the C-2 General Commercial Zone. See Moses Lake Municipal Code 18.30.030 (PDF) Land Use Table.
  • Additional rules for bees are found in Moses Lake Municipal Code 6.12 (PDF).