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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

New York City New York Chicken Ordinance

New York City New York Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNot specified Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsRoosters Not allowed in built up sections of city. Coop: If you keep poultry for sale must be whitewashed twice a year and be kept clean. No other specifications for poultry not kept for sale. Other than that, must not be a \\ City/Organization Contact name http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/zoo/zoo-animal-healthcode.pdf Note: Dept of Hlth/City council redoing code re: Art 161 in regard to... read more

Minneapolis Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

Minneapolis Minnesota Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo limit provided Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsNo restrictions provided City/Organization Contact nameUnknown Additional InformationChapter 70.10. states you can have chickens but you need a permit: Permit required. (a) No person shall anywhere in the city keep, harbor, or maintain care, custody, or control over any small animal or any fowl such as a chicken, turkey, duck, or pigeon, without obtaining a permit issued by Minneapolis Animal... read more

Lincoln Nebraska Chicken Ordinance

Lincoln Nebraska Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed2 hens or 6 bantams Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsCan\\\'t be within 5 feet of neighboring property, 50 feet of neighboring residence, square footage of pen must equal 3 times number of fowl City/Organization Contact name (Click section 6.04) Additional InformationSection 6.04.04 of the Animal Control Regulations states: Pigeons, Small Animal, and Fowl Permit Requirements. a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor small animals or... read more

Tucson Arizona Chicken Ordinance

Tucson Arizona Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed24 Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsminimum 50 feet from residence of others, must be kept clean and sanitary City/Organization Contact nameTucson, AZ Code of Ordinances amlegal.com is linked as the source for the Tucson Code by the City of Tucson website http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/citygov Additional InformationTucson Code Chapeter 4 Article IV concerns Fowl, which is defined as all birds. Sections of this article state that no more than 24 birds may be... read more

Fresno California Chicken Ordinance

Fresno California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in Fresno Yes Max Chickens Allowed zones AE-20, AE-5, and RA allow 24 hens Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Must not be within forty (40) feet of any residence. City/Organization Contact name Agricultural Commissioner Address: 1730 South Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93702 Phone: (559) 456-7510 Fax: (559) 456-7379 Email:... read more

Henrico County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

Henrico County Virginia Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationChapter 24 ARTICLE V. R-0, R-0A, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-3A, R-4 AND R-4A ONE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICTS; USES Sec. 24-11. Principal uses permitted. The following uses shall be principal uses permitted in districts zoned R-0, R-0A, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-3A, R-4 and... read more

Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance

Salt Lake City Utah Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 15 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Chickens shall be confined within a secure outdoor enclosed area. 1. The enclosed area shall include a covered, ventilated, and predator-resistant chicken coop. a. The coop shall have a minimum floor area of at least two (2) square feet per chicken. b. If chickens are... read more

Seattle Washington Chicken Ordinance

Seattle Washington Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed8, more under certain conditions Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions Structures housing domestic fowl must be located at least 10 feet away from any structure that includes a dwelling unit on an adjacent lot. City/Organization Contact nameSeattle Animal Control Don Baxter, Enforcement Supervisor donald.baxter@seattle.gov (206) 386-4289 Ann Graves, Enforcement Supervisor ann.graves@seattle.gov (206) 386-4288 Additional InformationSeattle Municipal... read more

Jacksonville Florida Chicken Ordinance

Jacksonville Florida Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed ZONING RESTRICTIONS APPLY-Must be AGR or RR Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsYes-Property line restrictions, Noise Ordinances Apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationPet, household means an animal, including, but not limited to a dog; a domestic cat; a rodent such as a guinea pig, a hamster, a gerbil, a domestic rat, or a domestic mouse; a domesticated but not a wild ferret; a lagomorph such as a rabbit; a fowl; a fish; or a... read more

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