Spirit Lake

Are bees allowed? Yes, as there is no code regarding insects. No citation as there is no code.

If a nuisance was called: Conditions of a situation where a honey bee “causes a reasonable person to be fearful of bodily harm or property damage” may be valid. See citation below.

Chapter 58.03.11“Wild animal” means an animal which is not of a species customarily used as an ordinary household pet, but one which would ordinarily be found in the wilderness of this or any other country, or one which otherwise causes a reasonable person to be fearful of bodily harm or property damage.

Additional notes: City is exploring urban chickens currently and may also define something related to bee keeping.

Contact: Clyde Ihrke

Department: City Hall

Title: Building and Zoning Official

Email: clyde.ihrke@cityofspiritlake.org

Phone: 712-336-1871 x 16

County: Dickinson