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Austin Texas Chicken Ordinance

AUSTIN Texas Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedN/A Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsAn enclosure used to keep two or more fowl must be located at least 50 feet from a residence or business, excluding the residence or business of the fowl’s owner or handler City/Organization Contact nameAustin 311 will direct you to the proper department. Additional InformationTITLE 3. ANIMAL REGULATION. § 3-2-11 ENCLOSURE REQUIRED. (A) A person may not keep an animal, fowl, bird, or reptile in an... read more

Tacoma Washington Chicken Ordinance

Tacoma Washington Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 (See limit exception below) Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Setback 12 feet from any residence; Coops larger than 200sq ft must obtain a building permit City/Organization Contact name City of Tacoma, njones@cityoftacoma.org Additional... read more

Colorado Springs Colorado Chicken Ordinance

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Colorado Springs Colorado Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions 4 sq ft per bird City/Organization Contact name Colorado Springs Police Department Code Enforcement (719) 444-7891 Additional Information 6.7.102: DEFINITIONS: ANIMAL: Any animal, hoofed or otherwise, including any cat, dog, fowl or rabbit. FOWL: Any fowl, including any chicken, duck, goose, turkey, pigeon or... read more

Wichita Kansas Chicken Ordinance

Wichita Kansas Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed12 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsNot less than 10\\\' from any property line if located within 50\\\' of an adjacent dwelling (Section 6.12.070) City/Organization Contact nameCity of Wichita - Robert Layton, City Manager; (316) 268-4351; or email City Clerk Karen Sublett at ksublett@wichita.gov Additional InformationORDINANCE NO. 46-247, Section 6.12.030 (p.4)states 3 fowl are allowed without permit, and a Permit is Required for more than 3 fowl, and... read more

Boise Idaho Chicken Ordinance

Boise Idaho Chicken OrdinanceAre Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens Allowed6 or 12 per acre. Big Sky Neighborhood allows 12 per half acre.Roosters AllowedNoPermit RequiredNoCoop RestrictionsnoneCity/Organization Contact nameCity of Boise Planning and Zoning 2083843830Additional InformationBoise Municipal Code. Page 8 of 18. Section 11-09-07.02 Retaining .... Those certain animals are: dogs, cats, up to three (6) chickens, excluding roosters. Please see code for qualifcations under Livestock definitions, which may qualify you to keep more chickens if you... read more

Riverside County California Chicken Ordinance

Riverside County California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowednot specified for residential purposes Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredYes Coop Restrictionsmust be kept on back lot City/Organization Contact name·(951) 955-1000 Additional InformationRoosters must be kept in an acoustical structure so as to block the sounds of them crowing at night from disrupting other residents in the area. Permits are required for roosters at the below rates: 1-6 roosters requires a permit but there is no fee. 7-10 roosters... read more

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Chicken Ordinance

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowedno more than animals dogs + cats + other (chickens) Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionscurrently being revised to further limit urban agriculture City/Organization Contact nameCity of Pittsburgh; Animal Services (412)255-2036 Additional InformationCODE OF ORDINANCES City of PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Codified through Ord. No. 10-2009, enacted May 15, 2009. (Supplement No. 17) Article III, dogs, cats and other animals: § 635.02 FOWL... read more

Greensboro North Carolina Chicken Ordinance

Greensboro North Carolina Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZero on lots less than 7000 sq feet, 4 on lots between 7000 and 12000 sq feet, 20 on lots over 12000 sq feet; One animal over six months of age per 3000 sq feet on any size lot Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsCoops and shelters for poultry shall be located behind the rear wall of the principal building. City/Organization Contact nameCity of Greensboro, NC 27401; (336)373-2489 Additional Information30-5-2.63. Poultry and bees (as accessory... read more

Phoenix Arizona Chicken Ordinance

Phoenix Arizona Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed20 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions80 feet from residence-ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY City/Organization Contact nameCity of Phoenix Ordinances Additional Information[Update] It appears the rules have been clarified, to further restrict the keeping of roosters. Please check your zoning ordinances for further information.-------------- Roosters are not specifically prohibited--it is a noise ordinace which supercedes all other ordinances. You are not... read more

Buffalo New York Chicken Ordinance

Buffalo New York Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed5 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsAt least 20ft from any door or window of a dwelling other than applicant's dwelling-Please see comment section for other restrictions City/Organization Contact nameBuffalo City Call Center: 311 (Local) or 716-851-4890 Additional InformationChapter 341.11 It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any chicken, pigeon, turkey, duck or any fowl in any residential or commercial district in any building or structure or... read more

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