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Santa Clara California Chicken Ordinance

Santa Clara California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINCANCES APPLY. Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsProximity, zoning, sanitation, and noise ordinances apply. City/Organization Contact namePermit needed for building the coop. Additional Information6.15.010 Keeping of certain animals and fowl – Generally. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any equine animal, any bovine animal, any sheep, hog or goat, any live hare, rabbit, chicken, duck, turkey, goose, pigeon or... read more

Santa Barbara California Chicken Ordinance

Santa Barbara California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINCANCES APPLY. Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, zoning, sanitation, and noise ordinances apply. City/Organization Contact namehttp://www.santabarbaraca.gov/ Additional Information6.08.010 Raising Rabbits, Chickens and Fowl. A. GENERALLY. Except where two or fewer rabbits, chickens or fowl are kept as pets and not for commercial or breeding purposes, rabbits, chickens and other fowl may not be kept or raised unless in... read more

San Mateo California Chicken Ordinance

San Mateo California Chicken Ordinance (Bay Area  - San Mateo County) Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed The minimum lot size in a residentially zoned district for the keeping chickens is 2,500 sq. ft. Greater than 2,500 sq. ft., but less than 7,500 sq. ft. in size, a maximum of six (6) birds. At least 7,500 sq. ft. in size, a maximum of ten (10) birds. Roosters... read more

San Marcos California Chicken Ordinance

San Marcos California Chicken Ordinance   Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Proximity, zoning, sanitation, and noise ordinances apply. City/Organization Contact name http://www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us/index.aspx?page=174 Additional Information 20.415 Domestic Poultry. Domestic poultry are permitted in the Residential Zones. No more  than four (4) are allowed per lot in single-family Zones (R 1-7.5 and... read more

Sacramento California Chicken Ordinance

Sacramento California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedZONING RESTRICTIONS APPLY. EA2, EA3, EA4 Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional Information9.44.340 Keeping of livestock in the city. A. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, and in Section 9.44.350 of this chapter, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, or maintain any bovine animal, horse, mule, burro, sheep, goat, chicken, duck,... read more

Poway California Chicken Ordinance

Poway California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedBased on lot size Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact nameNOISE ORDINANCES trump all others. Additional Information. The following minimum square footages and maximum number of poultry are allowable: Square Footage Maximum Permitted 6,000 to 20,000 6 20,001 to 30,000 9 30,001 to 35,000 12 35,001 to 1 acre 15 Greater than 1 acre 25 plus... read more

Pleasant Hill-A California Chicken Ordinance

Pleasant Hill-A California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNot specifically stated Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationNo specific limitations listed in the municipal code. Link for more Informationhttp://www.codepublishing.com/CA/pleasanthillpdf.html Information Last Updated2011-05-13 10:32:05 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double... read more

Piedmont California Chicken Ordinance

Piedmont California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedNo provisions stated within code. Roosters AllowedNo Permit RequiredNo Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact namehttp://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/ Additional Information Link for more Informationhttp://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/citycode.shtml Information Last Updated2010-04-15 13:01:54 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this... read more

Petaluma California Chicken Ordinance

Petaluma California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes Max Chickens AllowedPermit restrictions Roosters AllowedYes Permit RequiredYes Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional InformationCHAPTER 9.12 LIVESTOCK PERMITS 9.12.010 Permit for livestock required. A. It is unlawful to maintain any livestock as defined in Section 9.04.020 within city limits without first obtaining a permit therefor from the animal control officer. B. Exceptions. Any person who... read more

Palo Alto California Chicken Ordinance

Palo Alto California Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Proximity, sanitation, noise, and zoning restrictions apply. City/Organization Contact name Additional Information Livestock and other animals You'll need a permit to keep any type of livestock, including horses, goats,... read more

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