I live in an unincorporated zone in Palm Beach county, just between the town of Juno Beach and North Palm Beach. Just a few minutes ago a code enforcement officer knocked on my door and said there was a complaint about my chickens and that I'm not zoned for them and I have 14 days to get rid of them. I won't share the not so nice words I had with her and what I plan to say to the neighbor who complained (I know who it is, the same one sending our mail back) but I think it's complete and total BS! I told her I AM fighting this because weeks before I even moved here we called the police dept, sherrifs dept, court house, animal control and no one knew anything about the law and zoning. She claimed we did not call them when in fact WE DID, 3 times, we kept getting transferred and leaving messages but no one ever called us back. the birds have been here 3 weeks, I got rid of the loudest crowers and put them on the far side of the yard as far away from the neighbors as possible. She has nothing to complain about. I checked our online code and see that they clearly define poultry as being a part of livestock, and that livestock must be properly fenced at all times, as mine are. I see nothing else about zoning.
Doesn't FL have a right to farm law?
I need some advice as to how I go about fighting this and the steps I should take and what I should do.
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