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Backyard urban flocks are now allowed in Jacksonville, FL

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Can this thread be updated?  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jacksonville-florida-chicken-ordinance

 

Sec 656.422 was updated in June of 2015 to allow backyard flocks in non AGR/RR zoned parts of Jacksonville, FL.  Please note, the beaches have different zoning regulations, though there is an effort underway to update ordinances there too.

 

Here's the updated language -> https://www.municode.com/library/fl/jacksonville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=ZOSE_CH656ZOCO_PT4SURE_SPBMIRE_S656.422CHALPECEZODI

 

In short, you must be zoned single family residential and attend a class at the Duval County Agricultural Extension prior to applying for a one time $25 permit to keep a flock of 5 hens.   There are a list of rules and regulations around your coop setup.  By applying for the permit, you acknowledge you'll consent to a noticed visit from Code Enforcement if a neighbor complains you are being irresponsible.  There were also non HOA neighborhoods opted out.  If you live in a HOA or deed restricted community, check the rules first as these rules supersede city zoning.

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It might be helpful to share this information on the FL state thread:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/305793/florida-always-sunny-side-up

 

Thanks for posting the new info.

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Thanks for the suggestion.

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