Alameda City California Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed6 or up to 20, provided zoning and inspection by Animal Control
Roosters AllowedYes
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsYes. Cleanliness and Proximity restrictions apply. Noise ordinances apply.
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Additional Information7-4 CHICKENS, ETC. 7-4.1 Keeping Chickens and Other Domestic Fowl. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to keep on any premises owned, occupied or controlled by him/her or it in the City, any more than six (6) chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys or other domestic fowl. Any such fowl shall be kept in an enclosure, no part of which is within twenty (20°) feet of any dwelling house occupied by human beings, excepting any and all dwelling houses owned or occupied by such person, firm or corporation; provided, that any of the fowl may be kept temporarily for purpose of sale at any shop or place of business where the same are bought, sold and dealt in. This subsection shall not apply to persons who at the time of the adoption of this section maintain more than six (6) domestic fowl, provided that such persons shall not keep more than twenty (20) domestic fowl and provided that such persons register the number of birds which they possess with the animal shelter before April 1, 1983. The animal shelter shall verify the number. (Ord. No. 2747 N.S. 3) 7-4.2 Animal Quarters and Yards to be Kept Sanitary. It shall be unlawful for any person in the City to keep any animal in any animal quarters, kennel, animal hospital, or yard which is not at all times kept reasonably clean and sanitary to the satisfaction of the Health Officer. All above premises shall be regularly cleaned in order to prevent the accumulation of manure, animal excrete, excess animal food or other organic matter that may be a source of odors, or serve as an attractant or breeding place for insects, rodents or other vermin. (Ord. No. 2747 N.S. 3) 7-4.3 Conditions Constituting a Public Nuisance. It shall be unlawful and shall constitute a public nuisance for any person to keep within the City any animal that unreasonably disturbs the peace and comfort of the inhabitants of the neighborhood in which such animal is kept or interferes with any person in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of life or property, or creates significant risk of injury to person or property. (Ord. No. 2747 N.S. 3)
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