Bell Gardens California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Bell Gardens California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed2
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsR-1 zoned lots only
    City/Organization Contact nameBell Gardens Animal Control Services 562-803-3301
    Additional Information15.04.430 Running at large prohibited – Fowls and rabbits. It is declared to be a nuisance and no person shall suffer or permit any rabbits and/or permitted birds and/or fowl, owned or controlled by him or it, to run or fly at large or to go upon the premises of any other person in the city. (Ord. 508 § 6, 1985). 16.24.100 Animals and fowl – Restriction. No person shall keep or maintain, or permit the keeping of, upon any premises owned, occupied, or controlled by such person, any animal or fowl otherwise permitted to be kept which, by any sound, cry, or behavior, causes annoyance or discomfort to a reasonable person of normal sensitiveness in any residential neighborhood. (Ord. 276, 1971; prior code § 5408). 9.10.010 Designation of residential zones. As used in this title, the following land use designations shall be considered residential zones: R-1 Low Density Residential R-2 Medium Density Residential R-3 High Density Residential (Ord. 806 § 1, 2007). 9.10.020 Intent and purpose. The residential zones are established to provide for residential districts of varying densities for the purposes of family living permitted therein and including the necessary appurtenant and accessory facilities and uses associated with such living areas. The specific intent and purpose of each residential zone is identified below: A. R-1 (Low Density Residential). Zone R-1 is established to provide for residential areas to be developed exclusively for one-family dwelling units, not to exceed 8.7 dwelling units per acre. In order to provide for the expansion of a single-family residential development into rural areas, provisions are made for the maintenance of limited agricultural pursuits. Additional uses, necessary and incidental to single-family development, are also permitted as shown in the Residential Land Use Matrix, Table 9.10A. 1. Domestic Animals. The occupants of a dwelling unit may keep and maintain domestic animals for their personal use, but in no instance may more than a total of six such animals nor more than two animals of any kind be kept upon the premises. This subsection shall be construed as permitting dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and rabbits, but not the keeping of swine, sheep, goats, cattle, roosters, or horses. 2. Location. All animals permitted by this section shall be kept or maintained at a place where the keeping of domestic animals is permitted. 3. Prohibition. This section shall not be construed to permit any animal, other than cats and dogs, capable of inflicting harm or endangering the health and safety of any person or property.
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