Canton Georgia Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens AllowedNot stated--Adopted Cherokee County code
Roosters AllowedYes
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsSanitation, noise, and zoning ordinances apply. SEE \"OPEN SPACE\".
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Additional InformationSec. 14-1. County provisions adopted. Ordinance No. 94-16 of Cherokee County, providing for animal control regulations within the county, is hereby adopted as and for the regulations of the city, with like effect as if recited in full. A copy of such ordinance shall be maintained on file in the office of the city clerk.(9) (9) Animal enclosures. Any enclosure in which any animals are kept, dog kennels or runs and other animal or fowl pens wherein manure, dung, filth or litter is allowed to accumulate. (9a) Each such enclosure shall be maintained in a sanitary condition subject to the approval of the city. Each place used for feeding, stabling, pasturing or keeping any livestock or domestic fowl shall be kept free from offensive odors, flies, rodents, and other pests. (9b) Any building, pen, storage bin, or other structure used or constructed for the feeding, stabling, maintaining or keeping of any livestock or domestic fowl shall conform with the applicable provisions of the building, electrical and plumbing codes of the city. (9c) It shall be unlawful to keep, feed, breed, stable, pasture, herd or maintain livestock or domestic fowl on or in any lot, pen, building, parcel of land, stable, or other enclosure in the city, any part of which enclosure is nearer than 76 feet to the property line. (9d) It shall be unlawful for any livestock to be tied or staked upon any open or unfenced lot or land within the city limits. Sec. 106-153. Open space. (a) Definition. Open space is the portion of the conservation subdivision that has been set aside for permanent protection. Activities within the open space are restricted in perpetuity through the use of an approved legal instrument. (b) Standards to determine open space. (1) The minimum restricted open space shall comprise at least 40 percent of the gross tract area. (2) The following are considered primary conservation areas and are required to be included within the open space, unless the applicant demonstrates that this provision would constitute an unusual hardship and be counter to the purposes of this article: a. The regulatory 100-year floodplain; b. Buffer zones of at least 75-foot width along all perennial and intermittent streams; c. Slopes above 25 percent of at least 5,000 square feet contiguous area; d. Wetlands that meet the definition used by the [U.S.] Army Corps of Engineers pursuant to the Clean Water Act; e. Populations of endangered or threatened species, or habitat for such species; and, f. Archaeological sites, cemeteries and burial grounds. (3) The following are considered secondary conservation areas and should be included within the open space to the maximum extent feasible. a. Important historic sites; b. Existing healthy, native forests of at least one acre contiguous area; c. Individual existing healthy trees greater than eight-inch caliper, as measured from their outermost drip line; d. Other significant natural features and scenic viewsheds such as ridge lines, peaks and rock outcroppings, particularly those that can be seen from public roads; e. Prime agricultural lands of at least five acres contiguous area; and, f. Existing trails that connect the tract to neighboring areas. (4) Above-ground utility rights-of-way and small areas of impervious surface may be included within the protected open space but cannot be counted towards the 40 percent minimum area requirement (exception: historic structures and existing trails may be counted). Large areas of impervious surface shall be excluded from the open space. (5) At least 75 percent of the open space shall be in a contiguous tract. The open space should adjoin any neighboring areas of open space, other protected areas, and nonprotected natural areas that would be candidates for inclusion as part of a future area of protected open space. (6) The open space shall be directly accessible to the largest practicable number of lots within the subdivision. Nonadjoining lots shall be provided with safe, convenient access to the open space. (c) Permitted uses of open space. Uses of open space may include the following: (1) Conservation of natural, archeological or historical resources; (2) Meadows, woodlands, wetlands, wildlife corridors, game preserves, or similar conservation-oriented areas; (3) Walking or bicycle trails, provided they are constructed of porous paving materials; (4) Passive recreation areas; (5) Active recreation areas, provided that they are limited to no more than ten percent of the total open space and are not located within primary conservation areas. Active recreation areas may include impervious surfaces. Active recreation areas in excess of this limit must be located outside of the protected open space; (6) Agriculture, horticulture, silviculture or pasture uses, provided that all applicable best management practices are used to minimize environmental impacts, and such activities are not conducted within primary conservation areas;
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