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Champaign Illinois Chicken Ordinance

By yotetrapper, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. yotetrapper
    Champaign Illinois Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo
    Max Chickens Allowed
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions
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    Additional InformationArticle 1, section 7-5 reads : Sec. 7-5. - Keeping animals other than domesticated pets. (a) Except as otherwise expressly provided for in this chapter or in the Municipal Code of Champaign, 1985 as amended, no person shall keep, harbor or allow to be kept within the city limits any live chickens, turkey, geese, duck or any other poultry or byproduct birds, goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, or any type of hoof stock, any type of farm animal including the pygmy or miniature variety; any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, bear, hyena, wolf, wolf-hybrid, poisonous reptile, or other animal normally wild and dangerous to human life. It is no defense to a violation of this section that the owner or keeper of the animal has attempted to domesticate the animal. (b) Animals maintained at the Prairie Farm Exhibit at Centennial Park by the Champaign Park District shall not be regulated by the provisions of this chapter. (c) Animals maintained by a zoological park, humane society, federally licensed exhibit, veterinary hospital, or educational institutions shall not be regulated by the provisions of this chapter. (d) Any non-domestic animal named in paragraph (a) above, not maintained in an approved manner as set forth in paragraphs (b) and (c) above, is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and shall be subject to impoundment as provided in Article II of the chapter. (C.B. 97-33, § 1, 3-4-97; C.B. No. 98-173, § 1, 7-21-98)
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/HTML/10520/level3/CODE_C7_AI.html#CODE_C7_AI_s7-5
    Information Last Updated2010-03-29 17:13:32

    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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