Charleston West Virginia Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Roosters AllowedYes
Permit RequiredYes
Coop RestrictionsYes, conditions, location, proximity to residences. NOISE ORDINANCES APPLY.
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Additional InformationSec. 10-8. Sale of baby fowl. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale as pets or novelties any artificially colored, sprayed, painted or dyed baby chicks, ducklings, goslings, turkeys or other fowl. (Ord. No. 7266, 6-18-2007; Bill No. 7386, 4-20-2009) Sec. 10-9. Dead animals and fowl; disposition of carcasses. It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit in any of the streets, parks, public squares or places, or upon any private lot or parcel of ground, the carcass or part of any carcass of any animal, fowl or bird within the limits of the city or at any point within one mile of the city limits if such place outside the limits is so located that such carcass shall become offensive to or detrimental to the health of the inhabitants of the neighborhood. It shall be unlawful to bury within the city or within one mile of the city the carcass or part of carcass of any animal, fowl or bird which has died or been killed within the city, or that has been brought into the city; but all such carcasses shall immediately after death be disposed of in a manner consistent with section 10-10 herein. (Ord. No. 7266, 6-18-2007) Sec. 10-10. Responsibility for removal of carcasses. (a) When any dead animal, fowl or bird is found in the streets, public places or private lots in the city, upon notice to the owner, such owner shall remove the carcass and dispose of it in a lawful and sanitary manner; failure to do so shall be a violation of this code. If the owner refuses or fails to do so within a reasonable time not to excess 24 hours after such notice, the city may send a proper vehicle to obtain such carcass and have it removed and disposed of, and render a bill for such removal and disposal to the owner, if known, and shall place a duplicate of such bill in the hands of the city collector for collection. The city collector shall have power to collect such amount in accordance with state law and City Code. (b) When any animal, fowl or bird shall be killed upon any of the streets or public places within the city by any automobile or other vehicle being driven over or upon the streets within the city, or by the horse or other animal attached to any vehicle, it shall be the duty of the owner, driver or other person having such vehicle in his charge to at once remove such carcass to the curbline, or if possible to some point out of the public view, and to cover the carcass from view, and immediately thereafter remove or cause it to be removed and lawfully disposed of in a sanitary manner. It shall be violation for any person to refuse or neglect to carry out the provisions of this subsection. (Ord. No. 7266, 6-18-2007) State law references: Prohibited disposition of animal carcasses, W. Va. Code §§ 16-9-2, 16-9-3; extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities, W. Va. Code §§ 8-12-5(43), 8-12-19. Sec. 10-11. Keeping fowl near inhabited building. No person shall keep any kind of poultry, fowl or pigeon within 25 feet of any structure owned by another and used for human habitation, occupation or assembly, whether the structure is in the same or adjacent block or square. (Ord. No. 7266, 6-18-2007) Sec. 10-12. Keeping of certain animals. No person shall keep or permit to be kept within the corporate limits any hog, goat, cow, chicken, or other animal or fowl in a pen or otherwise confined in any lot, to the annoyance, detriment or inconvenience of any neighbor or the public. (Ord. No. 7266, 6-18-2007) Sec. 10-15. Maintenance of pens, coops, other enclosures, places. (a) Each stable, pen, coop and other enclosure or place where any animal or fowl is kept shall be so located and of such construction as to have sufficient sanitary drainage to keep it dry at all times; and it shall be the duty of each person owning, harboring or keeping any animal or fowl to maintain such enclosure or other place where such animal or fowl is kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times, free of any unwholesome or offensive substance, liquid or odor and so as not to constitute, in the opinion of the health commissioner, a nuisance. (b) The provisions of this section shall be applicable within the city generally, as well as beyond the city limits for a distance of one mile in any instance wherein a stable, pen, coop or other enclosure or place where an animal or fowl is kept constitutes a nuisance affecting this city or is offensive or detrimental to the health of inhabitants of this city. (Ord. No. 7266, 6-18-2007) State law references: Extraterritorial jurisdiction of municipalities, W. Va. Code §§ 8-12-5(43), 8-12-19.
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