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Dothan Alabama Chicken Ordinance

By shelleyb1969, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Apr 7, 2013 | |
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    Dothan Alabama Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowednot stated
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo

    Coop Restrictions


    "enclosure is so constructed and maintained that any such animal or fowl kept therein is securely confined and prevented from escaping therefrom."

    "It shall be unlawful and shall constitute a public nuisance for any person to keep within the city any animal or fowl, unless such animal or fowl is kept at all times at a distance of not less than 35 feet from the residence of any other person or any church, school, public building, park or public playground."

    You MUST be zoned as agricultural OR apply for a special exemption from the City of Dothan. It requires signatures from every adjoining property owner stating they do not have a problem with you keeping chickens. (This is not stated in the city ordinances, but is strictly enforced)
    City/Organization Contact nameDothan, Alabama City Clerk (334) 615-3161
    Additional Information
    Chapter 10, Sections 10-112 through 10-115.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10658
    Information Last Updated2010-03-20 00:00:00

    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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