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Cedar Rapids

Are bees allowed?  Per zoning.

Yes, permitted in areas with a minimum of 1 A that are zoned agriculture (and commercial)

Definition of Agriculture: https://www.municode.com/library/ia/cedar_rapids/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=CH32ZO_S32.09DE_32.09.020DE

No. Not permitted in residential or commercial


23.23 – BEES.

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor bees unless same is specifically authorized under the Cedar Rapids Zoning Ordinances as agricultural or commercial use. (061-11)

No, not permitted under Urban Agriculture


Urban Agricultural uses shall be limited to the cultivation of plants and produce. Animal husbandry, livestock, and bees shall not be considered Urban Agricultural uses.

Additional Notes: Citizens may refer to Table of permitted uses


Beekeeping i­­s possibly permitted on annexed land (see text below)



All territory that may be annexed to the City of Cedar Rapids after adoption of this Ordinance shall be assigned a zone district classification within ninety (90) days after annexation. Property that is currently developed shall be assigned a zone district classification that best fits the use, density and dimensional standards of the property. Property that is not currently developed shall be assigned the Agriculture classification.

Contact: Amra Watkins

Department: Zoning

Title: Zoning Officer

Email: a.watkins@cedar-rapids.org

Phone: 319-286-5067

County: Linn