Originally Posted by lesliehorwitz
What is the ordinance? A limit or zero allowed?
I recently contacted the city, because it was discussed between the city council on October 14, 2014, but the online ordinances stated it was not allowed.
The response I received is the following:
Thanks for contacting me regarding the changes to Title IX, Chapter 91 of the Carrollton Code of Ordinances. I have reviewed municode and agree with your assessment that changes have not been reflected from the 01/06/2015 council meeting. City staff has been directed to adjust municode to reflect the action of council.
On January 6, 2015, the city council approved amendments to Title IX, Chapter 91 of the Carrollton Code of Ordinances. This was done with the approval of item 18. Residents are now be able to have backyard chickens on lots less than 1 acre. Below are the changes to Chapter 91 regarding chickens. Below are the changes to 91.007, which are the most relevant to your inquiry.
91.007 - Keeping of dogs, cats or fowl; limitations.
(4) Up to six (6) chickens may be kept on any residentially zoned single-family lot within the City in compliance with the following conditions:
(a) A permit to keep chickens has been approved by the DCO;
(b) No roosters are kept on the property;
(c) Chickens are provided a chicken coop and not allowed to fly or roam free on the property.
(d) A chicken coop may not exceed 80 square feet or be taller than eight feet (8’), and must be located within its own fence not to include perimeter fencing;
(e) A chicken coop may not be located within twenty-five feet (25’) of any dwelling or business owned or occupied by any person other than the owner;
(f) A chicken coop may not be located within five feet (5’) of any property line;
(g) Accumulated chicken excrement is collected from the chicken coop at least once every 48 hours and disposed of in an approved waste container;
(h) Neither chickens nor eggs are sold from the property; and
(i) Processing of deceased chickens may not occur in any area visible from a public right of way.