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Keeping of Animals
Household Pets
  • Each residence is limited to not more than 3 household pets (cats and dogs) over 4 months of age.  See Moses Lake Municipal Code 18.10.140.
  • Other regulations about pets, such as licensing requirements, running at large, and barking, are in the following Moses Lake Municipal Code sections:

  • Up to 4 hens may be kept, subject to MLMC 6.07 - Chickens
  • 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 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 Land Use Table.
  • Additional rules for bees are found in Moses Lake Municipal Code 6.12.