Alameda County (unincorporated California Chicken Ordinance
|Are Chickens Allowed in this location||Yes|
|Max Chickens Allowed||depends on number of chickens|
|City/Organization Contact name||Field Services Section 4595 Gleason Drive Dublin CA 94568 (925) 803-7040|
|Additional Information||This information is good for all of Alameda County\'s unincorporated areas (includes Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, Sunol, San Lorenzo) OVERVIEW: 3 or less chickens (exempted under Poultry Husbandry) are fine; more than that requires an Animal Fancier\'s Permit + fees. http://library.municode.com/HTML/16425/level2/TIT5AN_CH5.28EXAN.html 5.28.030 - Permit required. No person shall own or keep any exotic animal without first applying to and receiving from the director a permit to do so. 5.28.100 - Exemptions. The provisions of this chapter are not applicable to the following: A. Owners who use animals for diagnostic purposes or research, and who have a valid permit issued by a governmental agency and whose animals are kept on the premises specified in the permit; B. Owners who use animals for teaching purposes in recognized educational institutions and whose animals are kept on the premises of the institution or other authorized place; C. Owners of establishments which treat or board animals on the premises and which are owned or operated by veterinarians licensed by the state; D. Owners who are engaged in agriculture as a permitted use pursuant to the zoning ordinance and in connection therewith on the premises affected keep animals as beasts of burden (such as horses, donkeys, mules or burros), or raise animals as farm animals in dairying and animal and poultry husbandry; (clarified by Alameda County Planning Board Member on the phone: this exemption is limited to 3 (three) chickens) http://library.municode.com/HTML/16425/level2/TIT5AN_CH5.12ANFAPE.html \"Animal Fancier\'s Permit\" required for more than 3 chickens Call the Alameda County Sheriff Animal Control department to ask about permits for your requirements 925-803-7040 http://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/CWS/field_services.htm|
|Link for more Information||Multiple, see below|
|Information Last Updated||2011-10-04 17:04:50|
NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..