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Newark California Chicken Ordinance

Newark California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 hens Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions no City/Organization Contact name City of Newark City Administration Building 37101 Newark Boulevard Newark, CA 94560 (510) 578-4000 Additional Information   6.32.010 - Domestic... read more

Concord California Chicken Ordinance

Concord California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed12 Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions25' from property line City/Organization Contact nameCityInfo@ci.concord.ca.us Additional InformationCode 1965, § 5113; Ord. No. 952; Ord. No. 90-3 (b) No more than 12 fowl shall be allowed for up to the first 20,000 square feet of land. One additional fowl may be permitted for each additional 1,500 square feet of land area. Hatchlings of any fowl shall be kept on the premises not longer than six weeks following... read more

San Clemente California Chicken Ordinance

San Clemente California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo Max Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact nameCity of San Clemente Kim Kurtz - Animal Services 949-361-8200 CityHall@san-clemente.org Additional InformationOur city has a \"no livestock\" ordinance, although we are surrounded by unincorporated areas as well as cities that DO allow lovestock! I am currently involved in the effort to change that, that\'s how I found this link!! Link for more Information Information Last... read more

San Jacinto California Chicken Ordinance

San Jacinto California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo Max Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact name Additional Information Link for more Information Information Last Updated2010-09-18 10:00:21 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here.. read more

Orinda California Chicken Ordinance

Orinda California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNone stated Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictions60 ft from front perimeter and 40 ft from side and back City/Organization Contact name Additional Information17.3.8 Keeping small animals such as chickens, rabbits and mink is permitted on residential lots of twenty thousand (20,000) net square feet or more. Keeping exotic animals is subject to obtaining a use permit under Chapter 17.31. Keeping domestic animals is a permitted use on properties zoned for... read more

Lancaster California Chicken Ordinance

Lancaster California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed12-ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, building, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact nameCity of Lancaster, http://www.cityoflancasterca.org/ Lancaster City Hall 44933 N. Fern Avenue Lancaster CA 93534 Phone: 661-723-6000 Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM Except Holidays Additional Information3) Poultry, rabbits, and other similar... read more

Hawthorne California Chicken Ordinance

Hawthorne California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens Allowed10- ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop Restrictionsminimum of 35' from HABITABLE DWELLING City/Organization Contact nameHawthorne Animal Services:(310) 675-4443 Additional Information6.24.050 Keeping of crowing roosters, domestic fowl and rabbits on residential property. No person shall keep any crowing roosters or more than ten domestic fowl or birds, or more than five rabbits on any real property, the use of which is... read more

Chico California Chicken Ordinance

Chico California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedFor TND areas: 1 per 250 sq ft of space (can't include house our setback areas) Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsFor TND zoned areas: Coops have to be at least 25 ft from all side lot lines & 50 ft from any adjacent street or house. Chickens can’t be kept within 20 ft of any people-occupied structure. City/Organization Contact nameCity of Chico Code Enforcement Physical location: 411 Main Street Chico, CA 95928 Mailing address: PO Box 3420, Chico, CA... read more

Richmond California Chicken Ordinance

Richmond California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINANCES APPLY Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning, and building restricions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationChapter 9, section 24.040 of the Municipal code states that the number of animals shall not be more than is reasonable and prudent. (\\\"The number of animals, including fowl, on any premises shall be of a prudent and reasonable number and is at no time to be excessive in... read more

Redwood City California Chicken Ordinance

Redwood City California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedThree Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsNo City/Organization Contact nameRedwood City, CA 1017 Middlefield Road Redwood City, CA 9406 (650)780-7000 www.ci.redwood-city.ca.us Additional InformationSec. 5.26. - KEEPING IN VIOLATION OF ARTICLE DEEMED NUISANCE: It is hereby declared to be a nuisance for any person or persons other than a licensed veterinarian and except as specifically provided in this Article, and it shall be unlawful to keep,... read more

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