Burbank California Chicken ordinance

By SophieL · Jun 6, 2013 · ·
  1. SophieL
    Burbank, California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYES
    Max Chickens Allowed25
    Roosters AllowedNO
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsNo
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Burbank
    Additional Information

    A. Limitations on Kind and Number: No person shall keep any crowing roosters or more than twenty five (25) live birds or domestic fowl, or rabbits, or chinchillas, or similar birds, fowl or animals, or more than twenty five (25) of any combination thereof, upon any lot or separate parcel of land or upon any number of contiguous lots or separate parcels of land under the same ownership or possession, or owned or in possession of any person, upon land the use of which is restricted or zoned for residential purposes by this code or any other ordinance of the City; provided, however, that crowing roosters or more than twenty five (25) birds may be kept on residentially zoned property if a permit therefor is obtained from the Animal Shelter Superintendent and maintained in full force and effect, as hereinafter provided.
    B. Permit Procedure: No permit for more than twenty five (25) birds shall be issued by the Animal Shelter Superintendent until the application for the same has been submitted to and approved by the City Planning Board following a public hearing before the City Planning Board pursuant to notice given within the time and in the same form and manner as given on application for a conditional use permit pursuant to Section 10-1-1942 of this code, except publication shall not be required. Each applicant shall deposit with the Building Director an application fee of twenty five dollars ($25.00) to cover the cost of processing said application.
    C. Limitations and Conditions on Approval: The City Planning Board shall not approve any such application where it finds and determines that the granting of such an application would be detrimental to the public health and safety, or would unreasonably interfere with the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of surrounding or neighboring property. The City Planning Board in approving any application may impose reasonable conditions in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
    D. Appeal from Decision of City Planning Board: Any person aggrieved by the decision of the City Planning Board may appeal therefrom to the Council as provided in Section 2-1-1513 of this code. In such an event the City Clerk shall also give notice of the hearing before the Council within the time and in the manner specified for giving notice of the hearing before the City Planning Board. Each Notice of Appeal shall be accompanied by an appeal fee of ten dollars ($10.00).
    E. Issuance, Renewal and Revocation of Permit: Upon compliance with the foregoing and approval of an application under this section, the Animal Shelter Superintendent shall issue a permit to the applicant for the maintenance of crowing roosters or birds in the number and in the manner specified in the decision providing the applicant otherwise complies with the provisions of this article and other provisions of this code. Said permit shall be renewed annually following inspection by the Animal Shelter Superintendent upon payment of an annual permit fee of ten dollars ($10.00) providing the applicant has continued to comply with all terms and conditions of said permit and the provisions of this article and other provisions of this code. The permit of any applicant who fails to continually comply with any of such terms, conditions and provisions may be revoked as provided in Sections 2-1-1520 and 2-1-1521 of this code. [Formerly numbered Section 6-21; renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2733, 2467.]

    Link for more Informationhttp://www.codepublishing.com/ca/burbank/
    Information Last Updated6-6-13

    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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  1. silver02
    I read the city ordinance differently than the way it is broken down here: In Burbank you are allowed to have chickens (or chickens and other animals) without a permit as long as the number is equal or less than 25 and does not include a crowing rooster. If you actually get a permit, you could have more animals than 25 and even a crowing rooster, but only if that permit is actually approved. Am I misinterpreting the code or am I correct on this?

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