Following is the process for obtaining a Chicken Keeping Permit for backyard chickens within the City of Collinsville. Please read the Chicken Keeping Ordinance in its entirety prior to completing the Permit Application.
Read the requirements related to Chicken Keeping, and then obtain the Permit Application by downloading it here, visiting City Hall, or calling 346-5200 ext. 1126 to have one emailed to you.
Ensure that you can meet the requirements, and then “set up” your back yard for inspection, by installing your coop, run and fencing, as applicable. Do not purchase any chickens at this point--unless you are legalizing chickens that you already have.
Complete the Permit Application, including a detailed sketch of your back yard, showing each element as listed on the application. Return the application to City Hall with the $50 permit fee.
A City inspector will contact you to set up the inspection; you may or may not need to be present.
The inspector will either a) approve your application as is, or b) notify you what changes need to be made in order to meet the requirements of the ordinance. Once changes are made, a re-inspection will be conducted.
When the application is approved, the City will issue a permit number and notify you that your permit has been approved. This is when you can go and purchase your chickens!
Permits are valid for 3 years unless otherwise revoked or suspended per the ordinance. Upon expiration of the permit, you will be notified that it’s time to renew, and be given renewal instructions.
Any questions regarding the Chicken Keeping Ordinance, completion of the Permit Application, or Inspections should be directed to:
The City of Collinsville partnered with Pat & Leonard Reitz to bring you the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. The Banners will be on display in
Uptown Collinsville until after Veteran's Day 2016. This is the first year for the banner program and it has been a huge success with over 140
banners purchased by local family members of our armed services.
Below is the video of the Dedication Ceremony held September 24, 2016. Thank you to Pat & Leonard Reitz for organizing this great program, and
of course, thank you to the Veterans and their families for their dedication and service to our country.
The Mission Lifeline award was recently received by the Collinsville Fire Department.
The Mission Lifeline is an initiative started by the American Heart Association to
address gaps in cardiac care with the goal of improving outcomes through a combined
effort between EMS, Emergency Room, and the cardiac catheterization lab. The
program is a coordinated and proactive system that allows both EMS and hospital staff
to function as a single team with the purpose of improving survival and over all
outcomes from acute coronary syndromes. The parameters used to measure success
are based on a 90 min time window from first medical contact to the revascularization of
the effected artery. In addition, the department is rated on a set of protocols for which
patients should receive a 12- Lead ECG in the field and our compliance to these
The Collinsville Fire Department has received the Silver award this year, a step up from
the Bronze level recognition received last year. This designation indicated we are an
effective partner in improving overall outcomes and reducing the likelihood of significant
disability or death. In 2015, we diagnosed and treated 11 ST- Elevated myocardial
infarctions with excellent outcomes occurring in all cases. These are 11 residents who
previously would have experienced lengthy delays in their care and the probability of a
negative outcome would be high.
At the City Council Meeting June 27th, 2016, Mission Lifelife Director Art Miller presented Captain Tim Rainey, along with Mayor John Miller & City Manager Mitch Bair the award from the American Heart Association.
The Collinsville Police Department is offering to local schools, businesses & organizations, a free training course on Armed Intruder Response. Officer Mike Brown, of the Collinsville Police Department, gives an overview of the class. For more information contact Lt. Eric Herman at 618-344-2131
Bring your unwanted electronics and appliances to the public parking lot
at 227 W. Main (across from Spiritos Grocery) this Friday (4/8) from
Noon until 6pm. Power Recycling donates money to Miner's Theatre for the items you drop off.
Call Power Recylcing at 618-344-7232 for more information.