As of June 2008,
Anyone who lives in The City of San Diego are allowed to have chickens!!! Even in apartments if you can somehow manage the smell and the noise.
This list was put together by the Union-Tribune:
By Janine Zuñiga
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
(I made minor changes to make it easier to read)
June 3, 2008
Following is a list of San Diego County cities and what their zoning codes generally allow. Most don't allow roosters or slaughter. Many require urban chicken owners to have a specific amount of land in certain areas. Some require enclosures. Please check with your city for more specific zoning information.
Coronado: No chickens in the city.
Imperial Beach: No chickens in the city. *12-14-09 Update* - Limited to 5 (with exceptions)
Permitted (with exceptions)
Carlsbad: Up to 25 chickens are permitted in certain residential areas but not within 40 feet of neighboring houses. Enclosures are required in some areas.
Chula Vista: Up to 12 chickens are permitted on a minimum of 7,000 square feet of land, up to 25, on land where one family occupies one home. An enclosure is required, but must be no closer than 50 feet from neighboring homes.
Del Mar: No ordinance regarding raising chickens. City officials refer to county codes, if necessary.
El Cajon: Up to 24 chickens are permitted on single-family lots of at least 20,000 square feet in certain residential areas. Chickens must be kept 50 feet from any neighboring residence.
Encinitas: Up to 10 chickens are permitted in all residential areas. More allowed on larger lots. Coops must be no closer than 35 feet of neighboring homes.
Escondido: Up to 25 chickens are permitted in certain residential areas in coops placed 20 feet from any residence.
La Mesa: Up to 20 chickens are permitted on lots of more than 15,000 square feet in certain zones.
Lemon Grove: Up to three chickens are permitted, in enclosures, in certain residential areas. One chicken per 1,000 square feet, up to 25 are permitted in other residential areas. Coops must be no closer than 20 feet from neighboring homes.
National City: Four chickens are permitted in enclosures on single-family lots of at least 20,000 square feet. Enclosures must be 25 feet from any home.
Oceanside: Up to six chickens are permitted in residential areas, but they must be 35 feet from neighboring houses.
Poway: Up to six chickens are permitted on lots measuring between 6,000 and 20,000 square feet. More are allowed on larger lots, but coops must be at least 35 feet from neighboring homes.
San Diego: Up to 25 chickens in certain residential areas. Coops must be no closer than 50 feet from neighboring homes.
Unincorporated San Diego: From 10 to 100 chickens in the county's unincorporated areas, depending on the size of the property. Up to 25 chickens are allowed in most residential areas. Coops also are required.
San Marcos: Up to 25 chickens are permitted in certain residential areas, but coops must be certain distances from various property lines.
Santee: One chicken permitted per 2,000 square feet in certain residential areas. Enclosures must be a certain distance from property lines.
Solana Beach: One chicken permitted per 2,000 square feet, up to 25 chickens, with a minimum 20,000-square-foot lot in certain residential areas. Chickens must be in enclosures 35 feet away from neighboring houses.
Vista: Two chickens are permitted in certain single-family residential areas, and up to 25 in other areas.
However! There are a few places left that still needs some more work to have chickens legalized:
1.) Coronado (All)
2.) La Mesa (All) - Reading #1 - Jill Richardson & Reading #2 - crazy huhn
3.) El Cajon (Certain Parts)
4.) Imperial Beach (Certain Parts)
If you are aware of other restrictions and/or know any other areas that are not permitted, please contribute.
Lets get together San Diegan Gamebird & Poultry Lovers and get these last few places to pass!!!
Suggestions I've Received:
1.) Request for permits
2.) Submit a partition
3.) Send letters to the editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Address benefits for keeping "Backyard Chickens" : )
4.) Connect with surrounding groups in your area
Currently Available Groups:
1.) http://docs.sandiego.gov/municode/MuniCodeChapter04/Ch04Art02Division07.pdf - Provided to us by kaya
2.) http://media.timesfreepress.com/docs/2009/01/Ordinance_research_paper.pdf - Provided to us by kaya
3.) http://homesteaders.meetup.com/cities/us/ca/escondido/ - Provided to us by artsyrobin
4.) http://legacy.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080609/news_1m9fowl.html - Provided to us by artsyrobin
- Tommy Truong
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Edited by TommyVT05 - 12/14/09 at 9:09pm