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Carrollton Texas Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Oct 7, 2015 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Carrollton Texas Chicken Ordinance
    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed
    For residentially zoned single-family lots: 6
    For each lot or tract in excess of one acre, an owner may keep five fowl per acre
    Roosters Allowed
    Yes
    For residentially zoned single-family lots: No
    Permit Required
    No
    For residentially zoned single-family lots: Yes
    Coop Restrictions
    fowl cannot be housed, roam, or fly within 200 feet of any dwelling or business owned or occupied by any person other than the owner.

    For residentially zoned single-family lots:
    A chicken coop may not exceed 80 square feet or be taller than eight feet (8’), and must be located within its own fence not to include perimeter fencing;
    (e) A chicken coop may not be located within twenty-five feet (25’) of any dwelling or business owned or occupied by any person other than the owner;
    (f) A chicken coop may not be located within five feet (5’) of any property line;
    (g) Accumulated chicken excrement is collected from the chicken coop at least once every 48 hours and disposed of in an approved waste container;
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Carrollton 972-466-3000 1945 E. Jackson Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006 P.O. Box 110535, Carrollton, Texas 75011-0535
    Additional Information
    (4) Up to six (6) chickens may be kept on any residentially zoned single-family lot within the City in compliance with the following conditions:
    (a) A permit to keep chickens has been approved by the DCO;
    (b) No roosters are kept on the property;
    (c) Chickens are provided a chicken coop and not allowed to fly or roam free on the property.
    (d) A chicken coop may not exceed 80 square feet or be taller than eight feet (8’), and must be located within its own fence not to include perimeter fencing;
    (e) A chicken coop may not be located within twenty-five feet (25’) of any dwelling or business owned or occupied by any person other than the owner;
    (f) A chicken coop may not be located within five feet (5’) of any property line;
    (g) Accumulated chicken excrement is collected from the chicken coop at least once every 48 hours and disposed of in an approved waste container;
    (h) Neither chickens nor eggs are sold from the property; and
    (i) Processing of deceased chickens may not occur in any area visible from a public right of way.
    Link for more Information
    http://library7.municode.com/default-test/DocView/19956/1/46/48?hilite=fowl;fowls;#0-0-0-1112

    Online code will be updated in 2016, until then, this on the city's website (page #6):
    https://cityofcarrollton.com/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=13663
    Information Last Updated2015-10-07 11:10:02

    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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