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Sonoma County California Chicken Ordinance

Sonoma County California Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed 20 LOT SIZE APPLIES
Roosters Allowed No
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions 10ft from neighbor
City/Organization Contact name
Additional Information On parcels of two (2) acres or less, the raising, feeding, maintaining and breeding of not more than one (1) of the following per twenty thousand (20,000) square feet of area: (1) Five (5) hogs or pigs, (2) One (1) horse, mule, cow or steer, (3) Five (5) goats, sheep or similar animals, (4) Fifty (50) chickens or similar fowl, (5) Fifty (50) ducks or geese or one hundred (100) rabbits or similar animals, (6) The above limitations may be modified by the planning director upon submittal of a proposal statement which describes the extent of the domestic farming use and which is signed by the owners of all property within three hundred fee (300′) of the subject property. The planning director may require the applicant to obtain a use permit if the Director determines that the project might be detrimental to surrounding uses. (7) 4-H and FFA animal husbandry projects are permitted without limitation of parcel size; provided, that the parcel contains at least twenty thousand (20,000) square feet and provided further, a letter of project authorization is first submitted by the project advisor. The planning director may require the applicant to obtain a use permit when the director determines that the project might be detrimental to surrounding uses;
Link for more Information http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16331&stateId=5&stateName=California
Information Last Updated 2010-03-22 00:00:00

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Comments (1)

my lot is just under a 1/2 arce how many chickens may i have in sonoma co not city limits but i am resadental
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