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Beckley West Virginia Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Beckley West Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedAGRICULTURAL ZONING ONLY
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, zoning, building, sanitation, noise ordinances apply.
    City/Organization Contact name304-256-1768
    Additional Information(6) Domestic pets shall not include farm animals such as, but not limited to, horses, mules, cattle, swine, sheep, goats; fowl, such as, but not limited to, chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, turkeys, swans; reptiles or exotic animals. Farm animals, fowl, reptiles and exotic animals are prohibited in the exterior yard areas or accessory buildings in a residential zone and O-R office-residential transitional zone. Sec. 3-12. Keeping of howling, yelping, squalling, crying, crowing, and barking animals; penalties. (a) No person shall keep or harbor any dog, cat, fowl, or other animal, within the municipality which, by frequent and habitual howling, yelping, crying, squalling, crowing, barking or otherwise, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises of such character, intensity, and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of the municipality. Such animals are hereby declared a public nuisance. Any person who shall allow any animal habitually to remain, be lodged, or fed within any dwelling, building, yard, pen, coop, stable, or enclosure which he occupies or owns, shall be considered as harboring such animal in violation of this Code. (b) Whenever any person shall complain to the police department that a dog, cat, fowl, or other animal which habitually howls, yelps, cries, squalls, crows, barks or otherwise creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises and is being kept in violation of subsection (a) above, the police department shall notify the owner of said animal that a complaint has been received and that the person should take whatever steps necessary to alleviate the howling, yelping, crying, squalling, crowing, or barking. (c) If the warning given to the person alleged to be keeping an animal as set forth in subsection (b) above is ineffective, then a verified complaint of at least two (2) citizens, not from the same family or household, or by a city police officer, may be presented to the municipal judge, alleging that a dog, cat, fowl, or other animal who habitually howls, yelps, cries, squalls, crows, barks, or otherwise creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises is being kept by any person within the city. The police department shall inform the owner of such animal or the owner of the property at which the animal is kept or harbored that said petition has been filed and shall cite the owner of the animal or owner of the property at which the animal is kept or harbored for the violation alleged in said petition. (d) A person who violates any provision of this section by failure to comply with this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Each day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this article shall preclude the city from enforcing city ordinances for abating public nuisances in any other manner provided by law including, but not limited to, seeking injunctive and other equitable relief. (Ord. of 11-25-03)
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    Information Last Updated2010-04-29 21:48:16

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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