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Bristol Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Bristol Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed12
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionscan\\\'t be for commercial purposes, location regulated & height of coop not more than 14ft,
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSECTION V RESIDENTIAL ZONES R-40 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE R-25 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE R-15 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE R-10 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE RM MIXED RESIDENTIAL ZONE A MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE OSD OPEN SPACE DEVELOPMENT ZONE A. SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONES (R-40, R-25, R-15 AND R-10) 1. Purpose – The Single-Family Residential zones are intended to provide suitable areas for appropriate residential development while offering a range of lot sizes that may be served efficiently by municipal utilities and facilities. The zones are also intended to accommodate certain non-residential uses which are compatible with residential uses while preserving neighborhood character and property values. 2. Permitted Uses –The following principal uses shall be permitted in all Single-Family Residential zones by right: a. Single-family dwellings. b. Farms, on a parcel of land containing a minimum of five acres. A farm may include a roadside stand for the sale principally of produce grown on the premises as an accessory use, provided no such stand shall be located within 50 feet of the street line or within 100 feet of the side or rear lot lines. c. Public or private parks, open spaces, non-profit recreation areas, conservation areas, nature preserves, wildlife sanctuaries, or watershed areas. However, any building or structure greater than 2,500 square feet in size associated with such uses shall be subject to Site Plan approval in accordance with Section XI. 3. Special Permit Uses – Except as otherwise provided for herein, the following principal uses shall be permitted in all Single-Family Residential zones subject to Special Permit and Site Plan approvals in accordance with Sections X and XI: a. Seasonal camps; seasonal cottages, provided that such buildings shall not be occupied for a total of more than 30 days between October 1st and the following May 15th. b. Nurseries, on a parcel of land containing a minimum of 10 acres, provided that no accessory building shall be located within 50 feet of the street line or within 100 feet of the side or rear lot lines. c. Commercial greenhouses for the sale of products principally grown on the premises, on a parcel of land containing a minimum of two acres, provided that no building shall be located within 50 feet of the street line or within 100 feet of the side or rear lot lines. d. Public schools, libraries, post offices, administrative offices or other buildings or facilities of the local, state or federal government. e. Places of worship, parochial schools or similar facilities of religious organizations or institutions. f. Social service agencies; philanthropic, benevolent, or charitable institutions. g. Clubs. h. Nursing homes or convalescent homes, excluding sanatoriums, psychiatric hospitals and alcohol or drug treatment facilities. i. Housing for the elderly, including congregate housing and life care facilities. j. Group day care homes; child day care centers; adult day care centers. k. Group homes; community residences for more than six mentally retarded persons. l. Non-profit private schools. m. General medical or surgical hospitals. n. Golf courses or country clubs. o. Cemeteries. p. Public utility buildings or facilities. q. Commercial kennels, on a parcel of land containing a minimum of five acres, provided that no dog runs, pens or other structures shall be located within 50 feet of the street line or within 100 feet of the side or rear lot lines. r. Stables, on a parcel of land containing a minimum of five acres, provided that: (1) Any barn, shelter, or other buildings used for the housing of animals, the storage of feed and supplies or the storage of waste materials shall not be located within 75 feet of any lot line or watercourse; and, (2) The area used for grazing, exercising or training shall be securely fenced to prevent straying and to prevent the public from entering the enclosure. s. Business or professional offices, including medical or dental offices, only in R-15 or R-10 zones, subject to the provisions of Section V.A.6. t. The conversion, in whole or in part, of existing dwellings listed in the City\\\'s Historic Resources Inventory to professional offices and/or additional dwelling units, only in R-15 or R-10 zones, subject to the provisions of Section V.A.7. u. Mobile manufactured home parks, only in R-25, R-15 or R-10 zones, subject to the provisions of Section V.A.8. v. The adaptive re-use of existing non-residential buildings to multi-family residential use, subject to the provisions of Section V.A.9. w. Museums, art galleries or similar facilities of non-profit educational or cultural organizations or institutions. 4. Permitted Accessory Buildings, Structures and Uses – The following accessory buildings, structures and uses shall be permitted in all Single-Family Residential zones by right: a. Private garages, sheds, or similar detached accessory buildings not used for human habitation or for housing animals or fowl, provided that the maximum building height shall not exceed 14 feet. b. Accessory buildings for housing domesticated animals or fowl permitted under these Regulations, provided that the building shall not be located within the required front yard or within ten feet of the side or rear lot lines. c. Signs, subject to the provisions of Section VIII.A. d. The keeping of horses, sheep, cows or similar livestock not otherwise part of a farm, provided that: (1) A minimum lot area of two acres shall be required for the first animal being kept and one-third acre for each additional animal, with a maximum of five such animals permitted; (2) Any barn, shelter, or other buildings used for the housing of such animals, the storage of feed and supplies or the storage of waste materials shall not be located within 75 feet of any lot line or watercourse; (3) The area used for the grazing, exercising or training of such animals shall be securely fenced to prevent straying and to prevent the public from entering the enclosure; and, (4) The keeping of said animals under this provision shall not be construed as allowing the establishment of any commercial enterprise. e. The keeping of domesticated animals as pets, provided that a total of no more than four such animals over six months in age shall be kept and no kennel or commercial kennel shall be operated. f. The keeping of ducks, geese, chickens, pigeons or similar small fowl, provided that a total of no more than 12 fowl shall be kept and no commercial enterprise shall be operated.
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    Information Last Updated2010-03-29 11:18:00

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