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West Jordan Utah Chicken Ordinance

West Jordan Utah Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
Max Chickens Allowed 5 Hens and 5 Chicks
Roosters Allowed No
Permit Required Yes
Coop Restrictions The coop shall be constructed such that it provides adequate shelter and space for chickens to roost with at least one and one half (1.5)two square feet provided per chicken. If chickens are not allowed to roam outside the coop, the coop shall have a minimum floor area of six (6) square feet per chicken. All enclosures, pens and coops shall be located at least twenty (20) feet from the nearest primary structure of habitable dwelling on adjoining properties and at least five feet from the property line, provided that a portable wheeled coop may encroach temporarily and from time to time on the five (5) foot separation from the property line. During the time a heating device is employed in the pen or coop during cold weather, such pen or coop must be separated and at least 10 feet from any structure containing a habitable dwelling on the same property.
City/Organization Contact name West Jordan City 8000 S. Redwood Rd. West Jordan, UT 84088 Phone (801) 569-5000
Additional Information 6-3E-3: OWNERSHIP AND MAINTENANCE OF CHICKENS: The keeping and maintenance of chickens is permitted within the city only as provided below: A. Chickens kept as provided in this title shall not be deemed as household pets. B. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any chicken in a manner contrary to the provisions of this title. Any such violation shall be a class B misdemeanor. C. Chickens may be kept on a non-nuisance basis strictly for familial gain from the production and consumption of eggs only and there shall be no sale or income resulting from the keeping of chickens. D. Up to five (5) egg-laying hens and up to five(5) chicks may be kept on a residential lot. 1. Chickens may only be kept on properties containing a single-family detached dwelling unit, duplex or twin home, although vacant properties directly adjacent to a lot or parcel containing a single-family detached dwelling unit under the same ownership may be used for the keeping of chickens. 2. There shall be no roosters or crowing hens. 3. All enclosures, pens and coops shall be located in the rear yard of the main dwelling or in an interior side yard provided all of the requirements of this title are met. 4. Enclosures, pens, and coops shall not be located in a corner side yard unless the side yard shall be completely fenced using site-obscuring fencing or vegetative screening, so as to prevent sight of such areas from the street or neighboring properties to the greatest degree possible. 5. All enclosures, pens and coops shall be located at least twenty (20) feet from the nearest primary structure of habitable dwelling on adjoining properties and at least five feet from the property line, provided that a portable wheeled coop may encroach temporarily and from time to time on the five (5) foot separation from the property line. During the time a heating device is employed in the pen or coop during cold weather, such pen or coop must be separated and at least 10 feet from any structure containing a habitable dwelling on the same property. 6. Dead birds and unused eggs shall be removed within 24 hours or less and shall be properly discarded. E. Structures and Coops. 1. To keep chickens, a coop is required. 2. The coop shall be constructed such that it provides adequate shelter and space for chickens to roost with at least one and one half (1.5)two square feet provided per chicken. If chickens are not allowed to roam outside the coop, the coop shall have a minimum floor area of six (6) square feet per chicken. (Ord. 10-05, 01-27-2010) 6-3E-4: FOWL KEEPING PERMIT: A. Permit Required: Any person who desires to keep chickens or pigeons as authorized by this title shall make application to the division of animal control for a fowl keeping permit. These permits are temporary uses only and attach to the resident applicant, as specified in the application, and not to the property. There can be no grandfathering or legal nonconforming use property rights arising from Fowl Keeping permits. B. Applications: Applications for a fowl keeping permit shall be made in writing to the division of animal control. The application shall include the following information: 1. The name of the person desiring the permit. 2. Location of the proposed fowl keeping facilities. 3. Basic plans and specifications of the proposed fowl keeping activities, showing size and dimensions of the facilities. 4. The distance between the location of the proposed facilities and the nearest residential structure on all adjoining lots. 5. The registrant shall acknowledge the rules set forth in this title and shall, as a condition of filing for the permit, agree to comply with such rules. 6. The application shall bear the signature of the registrant. C. Permit Issuance: Upon receipt of a complete application and receipt of the required fee, the division of animal control or designee shall issue a fowl keeping permit. The permit shall expire on the last day of the three-year billing cycle established under section D, below, but may be renewable on a three-year basis thereafter. Such permit shall not be transferable to another person by the holder. D. Fee: The fee for the fowl keeping permit shall be assessed on a three (3) calendar year basis and shall be in the amount established by the city council in its uniform fee schedule. The fee for a permit issued during a three-year billing cycle shall be prorated as of the date of the application. (2001 Code § 14-5-102; amd. 2009 Code §6-3E-2; Ord. 10-05, 01-27-2010) 6-3E-5: INSPECTION: All inspections, entries, examinations and surveys shall be done in a reasonable manner based upon cause. If the property owner or person responsible for the property refuses to allow entrance onto the property, the police officer or inspector may obtain and execute a search warrant. (2001 Code § 14-5-103; amd. 2009 Code §6-3E-3; Ord. 10-05, 01-27-2010) 6-3E-6: VIOLATIONS AND PENALTY: When the animal control officer or police officer finds a violation of this title to have occurred, the officer shall give written notice thereof to the owner. If said violation is not remedied within ten (10) days, the animal control officer may issue a citation to appear in municipal court to answer the charges stated thereon. Any owner found violating any of the provisions of this title shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Three (3) convictions within eighteen (18) months shall result in the revocation of the fowl keeping permit. (2001 Code § 14-5-104; amd. 2009 Code §6-3E-4; Ord. 10-05, 01-27-2010) Section 3. This Ordinance shall become immediately effective. Passed and adopted by the City Council of West Jordan, Utah, this 27th day of January, 2010. CITY OF WEST JORDAN
Link for more Information http://sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=680
Information Last Updated 2010-03-29 13:24:38

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