Originally Posted by Mutt Farm
Oh hi! How frustrating! I'm just jumping in as a cheerleader. From your info so far, I agree, the county and the neighbor at large might be proved in error. I worry that neighbor at large might know of a law that started this whole thing. Can you look up your parcel map to know your exact zoning and property size, planned community? HOA's? Agricultural or residential? The laws are absolutely confusing sometimes and it's nearly impossible in some areas to figure out what's legal and not. As witnessed by your visit today! So many laws overlap. If, If and If...is usually the way it goes. IF your property is X big, IF the poultry or livestock is kept XX ft away from any residence of adjoining property...on and on. I sure hope you get resolution and it doesn't spoil your desire to have a few chickens. I worked for City/County Animal Control. Can't tell you how many times I had to stand down waiting for Code Enforcement to learn the codes and quit bickering. Keep us posted.
I wish I could help.
Oh absolutely - zoned residential (R-1A), .36 acres (~17000 sq ft), no HOA or deed restrictions. This is from the county zoning ordinances:
705 LOW DENSITY-SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL (R-1A) 705.1 Intent These zones are established to provide for single family detached residences and supporting uses. The zones should be located in areas of the community where services and facilities will be adequate to serve the anticipated population. 705.2 Principal Uses A. Single family detached dwellings. B. Customary general horticulture uses and buildings including non-commercial greenhouses. 705.3 Accessory Uses A. Accessory uses and structures customarily incidental to any permitted principal uses located on the same lot therewith. B. Private garages and parking areas. C. Living quarters without cooking facilities and not rented, for employees of the premises. D. Private swimming pools not to exceed eight and one half (8 2) feet in height and located no closer than eight (8) feet from the side and/or rear lot lines, when they meet yard requirements for principal buildings and when adequately fenced to prevent the free access of small children. E. Agricultural structures. F. Home Office. (Amended December 2005) 705.4 Conditional Uses A. Home Occupation.(Amended December 2005) B. Churches and Sunday school buildings. C. Parks, playgrounds, and golf courses. D. Hospitals, nursing homes, rest homes and rehabilitation homes, excluding those for the insane, or drug addicts. E. Schools for Academic Instruction. F. Cemeteries. G. Family Child Care H. Bed and Breakfast/Inn Establishments. (See Article V, Section 507) (Amended December 2006) 705.5 Prohibited Uses All uses, other than those listed as principal, accessory, or conditional uses or substantially similar to principal accessory, or conditional uses shall be prohibited.
We're pretty much decided to move at the end of the school year if not sooner, even though we've been here over 10 years. It's stressing
the entire family. In a worst case scenario, my mother can take them until we relocate. It is definitely a situation!