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Zoning laws in Wilmington NC

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Does anyone know what the zoning laws for the county are? I cant find any info. The zoning dept has yet to return my calls. hmm Any info is greatly appreciated.

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welcome-byc

Overrun with turkeys, ducks, chickens, geese, guineas, and quail and they goats think im off my rocker. Ha ha ha ha ahhh ha ha ha........perhaps!
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Hope you find answers soon.  Best of luck and welcome-byc from S. Florida.

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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Welcome to byc.

The name is Tyler got 5 chickens like my two road island red's
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The name is Tyler got 5 chickens like my two road island red's
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I'm not 100% sure. I *think* you can have hens in city limits, but don't quote me on that. You may can find some info online if you go to the city's website. Good luck!

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welcome-byc from washington

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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Per the Wilmington zoning code, here are the regulations regarding chickens.  I hope this gives you what you need...

Sec. 6-2.  Domestic fowl.
(a)   It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any chicken or tame or domestic fowl of whatever description to permit such an animal to be or run at large within the City.
(b)   No person shall keep or maintain domestic fowl in the City unless the fowl will be on a tract of land or maintained as follows:
(1)   The tract shall consist of at least twenty thousand (20,000) square feet under single ownership or control;
(2)   Such fowl must be contained in a secure fenced enclosure at all times;
(3)   The enclosure shall have a minimum of ten square feet of area for each fowl;
(4)   No enclosure shall be erected or maintained within the front or side yard (as defined by the zoning ordinance), within twenty-five (25) feet of any property line or within one hundred (100) feet of another residence;
(5)   The enclosure shall be kept clean, sanitary and free from accumulations of excrement and objectionable odor; and
(6)   No more than twenty (20) such fowl shall be kept or maintained per acre. The number of fowl shall be proportionate to the acreage. There will be no discounting for chicks or other young fowl.
(c)   A violation of any provision of this section is hereby declared to be dangerous and prejudicial to the public health or safety and to constitute a public nuisance. Such nuisances shall be abated as set forth in Article II of Chapter 10 of the Wilmington City

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welcome-byc from TN

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frow and welcome-byc from S. Florida.

mom of 8 kids,  3 dogs,  10 cats, 11 hens, 1 goose, 1 duck  and the most loving, patient hubby, who puts up with me!!

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