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Tempe Arizona Chicken Ordinance

Tempe Arizona Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed 5 hens, no rooster or peafowl in sll residential districts; no limits in agricultural district, and roosters and peafowl are allowed
Roosters Allowed Yes
Permit Required No
Coop Restrictions If 200 sq ft or less AND 8' or less tall, it must meet building code separation requirements (safety issues) and cannot be in hte front yard setback; if either more than 200 sq ft OR 8' height, it must meet all setbacks for the district. There are some additional specs for corner lots and through lots.
City/Organization Contact name Zoning: Development Services/Planning City of Tempe Planning Division 31 East 5th Street Tempe, Arizona 85281 Phone: 480.350.8331 TDD: 480.350.8400 Fax: 480.350.8872 Email: Contact Planning staff City Code: Development Services 31 E 5th Street - East Garden Level Tempe, AZ 85281 480.350.8372 TDD: 480.350.8913 Fax: 480.858.2278
Additional Information Section 3-102 Permitted Uses in Residential Districts. Table 3-102 identifies land uses according to permit status. See key below the table: Table 3-102 Permitted Land Uses (AG, SFR, MF, MH, RMH, TP) Uses Status of Use in District AG SFR MF MH/RMH/TP Animals ... Small Animals: Chickens, Rabbits, or similar [Section 3-404] For farming (AG only) S N N N Maximum 5, excluding roosters and peafowl S S S N Key: P = Permitted S = Permitted with special standards or limitations U = Use permit required N = Not permitted AG = Agriculture districts SFR = Single-family districts MF = Multi-family districts MH = Mobile home district RMH = Mobile Home Residence TP = Trailer Park Section 3-404 Agricultural Uses. I. Small Animals. A number of small animals shall not be considered as an agricultural use and are permitted in all residential districts which have a single-family dwelling, subject to the following: 1. No more than five (5) small animals collectively are allowed on an individual lot; 2. No more than two (2) pot-bellied pigs are allowed on an individual lot and shall be counted in the total allotment for small animals; 3. The keeping of roosters or peafowl is prohibited, except in the AG district; and 4. It shall be unlawful to keep small animals in a manner that constitutes a nuisance. Note, there is a conflict between the permitted use table in section 3-102 and the written special use standards in section 3-404; the table says that small animals are allowed in multi-family residential districts; the special use standards includes only single family residential and ag districts.
Link for more Information http://www.tempe.gov/citycode/
Information Last Updated 2010-03-22 00:00:00

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