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1020 law / ordinance submissions by the BackYard Chickens community.

Los Angeles California Chicken Ordinance

Los Angeles California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Zoning restrictions apply Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Proximity (25 ft away from owner's dwelling, 35 ft from other residences), sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name   Additional Information The... read more

Oklahoma City Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance

Oklahoma City Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo limit Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsNo building or enclosure in which animals are quartered shall be located closer than 200 feet to any dwelling, church, school building or place of business on adjacent properties. City/Organization Contact namecityclerk@okc.gov City Clerk\'s Office 200 N. Walker 2nd Floor 405 297-2391 Fax: 405 297-3121 Additional InformationChickens are only allowed within city limits if they are housed on one or more... read more

Dallas Texas Chicken Ordinance

Dallas Texas Chicken Ordinance     Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed No limit found. Rooster must be confined at all times! Roosters Allowed NO!... for almost everyone... This is a direct quote from Dallas animal services FAQ: "Can I have chickens in my backyard? Yes. You may have chickens, but not roosters. Roosters are not allowed inside Dallas city limits." The following are a defense to owning a rooster: (c)   It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (b) that the rooster is:    ... read more

Las Vegas Nevada Chicken Ordinance

Las Vegas Nevada Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNot stated, but must file written and unrevoked consent of any/all neighbors dwelling within 350 feet. Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsYes, poultry must be at all times, confined within a suitable outbuilding, coop, or enclosed runway that is clean and free from offensive odors, animal wastes, rodents, flies, or any other offensive or unwholesome condition; and no poultry within any dwelling house, basement, sub-basement, or cellar. City/Organization... read more

Tampa Florida Chicken Ordinance

Tampa Florida Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in Tampa? Yes (but with conditions) Max Chickens Allowed: 1 chicken/1000 SF land (rounded down) Roosters Allowed: No Permit Required: No Coop Restrictions: See Additional Information Organization Contact Numbers: City of Tampa, Department of Code Enforcement: 813-274-8211 Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Dept:... read more

Indianapolis Indiana Chicken Ordinance

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Indianapolis Indiana Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowedno maximum Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsSubject to general building codes City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationIndianapolis code chapter 531, article 1 outlines animal ordinances. Swine are not allowed. Horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, jackasses, and llamas are allowed if the lot is greater than 8000 sq ft. Poultry are not mentioned specifically and are regulated under general pet laws. A helpful confirmation is available on... read more

Cincinnati Ohio Chicken Ordinance

Cincinnati Ohio Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNot Specified Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsManure cleaned out daily City/Organization Contact nameCincinnati, OH 801 Plum Street Room 150 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513)352-3243 www.cincinnati-oh.gov Additional InformationSec. 701-35. - Care of Fowl Confined in Crates. No person shall confine any fowl in a crate, box, or other receptacle in a cramped or unnatural position or shall overcrowd any crate, box or other receptacle with fowl or fail to... read more

San Jose California Chicken Ordinance

San Jose California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed6 (no permit), 10 (permit) or 20 (permit) based on distance to dwellings Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsdistance to neighbor dwellings City/Organization Contact nameSan Jose Code Enforcement Division 170 W. San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95113 tel. (408) 277-4528 fax (408) 277-3920 https://secure.sanjoseca.gov/codeEnforcement/emaillist.htm Additional InformationText of municipal code: 7.10.205 Small animals. \"Small animals\" means... read more

Reno Nevada Chicken Ordinance

Reno Nevada Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in Washoe County Yes Max Chickens Allowed No limit listed Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Must be on your property and overcrowding is prohibited. City/Organization Contact name City of Reno main contact number 775-334-INFO (4636. Usually have to leave a message and once in a while they even return a... read more

Anne Arundel County Maryland Chicken Ordinance

Anne Arundel County Maryland Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed maximum of 32 chickens per minimum 40K sq ft lot Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions locate 50 feet from side and rear property lines City/Organization Contact name Anne Arundel County Government Office of Planning & Zoning 2664 Riva Road Annapolis, Maryland 21401 General Information: (410) 222-7450 FAX: (410) 222-7255 Additional Information Anne Arundel... read more

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