San Diego California Chicken Ordinance, Effective January 2012
The ordinance sates that chickens may be kept on a property developed with a single dwelling unit. So if your house is the only residence on the property then it meets the requirement even though it has a multi-family zone. Please feel free to refer the Neighborhood Code Compliance officer to me if there are any questions.
Dan Normandin, Senior Planner
City of San Diego – Development Service
FORMER San Diego California Chicken Ordinance (pre-2012)
|Are Chickens Allowed in this location||Yes|
|Max Chickens Allowed||25-Zoning Restrictions Apply|
|Coop Restrictions||Yes, proximity and zoning restrictions apply|
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|Additional Information||§42.0708 Fowl, Rabbits, Racing and Homing Pigeons and Fancy Pigeon Regulated Health Regulated Businesses shall include the keeping or maintenance of more than: (a) twentyfive (25) fowl and rabbits; or (b) 100 racing or homing or fancy pigeons; or (c) any combination of (a) and (b) which exceeds 100. (Retitled to Fowl, Rabbits, Racing and Homing Pigeons and Fancy Pigeons Regulated and amended 1271997 by O18378 N.S.) §42.0709 Fowl, Rabbits, Racing or Homing Pigeons or Fancy Pigeons, Maintenance Regulations and Exceptions (a) No fowl or rabbits shall be kept or maintained within fifty (50) feet of any building used for residential purposes. (b) All food for fowl, rabbits or racing or homing or fancy pigeons shall be stored in containers which offer protection against rodents as required in this Chapter. (c) All fowl, rabbit or racing or homing or fancy pigeon droppings and food scraps shall be removed from the premises at least once a week or more frequently if, in the opinion of the Director of Public Health, it is necessary to prevent an unsanitary condition. (d) No person shall keep or maintain in a residential zone more than: (1) Twentyfive (25) fowl and rabbits; or (2) One hundred (100) racing or homing or fancy pigeons; or (3) Any combination of (1) and (2) which exceeds 100. (e) Nothing contained in this section shall be deemed or construed to prohibit the keeping of fowl, rabbits or racing or homing or fancy pigeons: (1) In a coop, box or run located and kept within a schoolhouse, museum or zoo for the purpose of study or observation; (2) In a coop, box or run located and kept within a physicians office or laboratory, for medical research, medical treatment or scientific purposes; (3) On premises zoned for A11, A15, A110, M1A, M1, M2A and M2; (4) On premises where the fowl, rabbits or racing or homing or fancy pigeons are sold in the ordinary and customary course of business, and are not raised, bred or grown on such premises. (Retitled to Fowl, Rabbits, Racing or Homing Pigeons or Fancy Pigeons Maintenance Regulations and Exceptions amended 1271997 by O18378 N.S.)|
|Link for more Information||http://www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk/officialdocs/legisdocs/muni.shtml|
|Information Last Updated||2010-03-29 10:55:13|
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..