Duluth Georgia Chicken Ordinance

By Elite Silkies · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Elite Silkies
    Duluth Georgia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUnknown; Nuisance Ordinance
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYes
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSec. 9-82. General provisions. (a) No person shall create, maintain, support, aid or continue a nuisance. Nuisances included, but are not limited to the following: (1) Conditions conducive to the breeding of flies or mosquitoes. (2) Trash, garbage, refuse, or any foul, decaying, or putrescent material kept or used in such a manner or place as to be or become offensive, objectionable or detrimental to health or well being. (3) Keeping of horses, mules, asses, cows, sheep, goats, hogs, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, pigeons or similar fowl or animals except under the following conditions: any housing or enclosures used by such animals or fowl shall be well drained, free from accumulations of animal excrement and objectionable odors, and otherwise clean and sanitary. Animal excrement shall be disposed of in a manner approved by the health authority. Sec. 4-12. Livestock. (a) All livestock shall be properly housed with an adequate food and water supply and confined within a fenced enclosure. The fenced enclosure shall be maintained in such a manner as to keep any average livestock animal from escaping the enclosed compound and causing damage, accidents or injury to any person or property. Owners of such livestock shall be liable for any damage, accidents or injuries. Such maintenance shall include, but not be limited to, repair or replacement of anchor post assemblies whenever they show signs of weakness, refastening loose wires to posts, splicing broken wires when necessary, and keeping the fence wires properly stretched. Those who provide boarding/pasturing space and/or services for hire shall have the responsibility for enclosure maintenance as described in this paragraph. (b) No person shall tie, stake or fasten any animal within any street, highway, road, alley, sidewalk, right-of-way, or other public place within the city or in such manner that the animal has access to any portion of any street, highway, road, alley, sidewalk, right-of-way, or other public place. Such animal shall also be tied so as not to cross any property limits or boundaries without the express permission of the property owners. (c) Owners or possessors of livestock or animals, other than dogs and cats impounded for violation of this article or any state and/or federal laws, will be charged in accordance with actual costs of impoundment plus impounding and boarding fees. (d) Impounded livestock shall be held for a period of twenty-one (21) days. If such impounded animals are not claimed by the owner during that period of time, the animals may be given to persons willing to accept them, in the discretion of the department of police services. (Ord. of 5-27-03)
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    Information Last Updated2010-03-31 00:51:21

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    The laws have been updated with Amendment UDOA2015-00003.

    In non-agricultural residential zoning districts: the keeping of chickens for personal pleasure or utility on a parcel which contains the dwelling of the owner is permitted, subject to the following requirements:
    a. The minimum lot size for the keeping of chickens shall be ten-thousand five-hundred (10,500) square feet.
    b. Chickens must be kept securely in an enclosed yard or 6-sided pen at all times.
    c. Minimum pen area for chickens shall be ten (10) square feet per chicken.
    d. Chickens must be housed at least twenty (20) feet from any property line, and fifty (50) feet from any residence other than the owner's.
    e. Any structure housing housing chickens must be located in the rear yard.
    f. The keeping of roosters is not allowed.
    g. The maximum number of chickens shall be as follows: Lots 10,500 square feet to 12,499 square feet: maximum of 3 chickens; lots 12,500 square feet to 24,999 square feet: maximum of 5 chickens; lots 25,000 square feet to 39,999 square feet: maximum of 8 chickens; lots of 40,000 square feet to 2.99 acres: maximum of 10 chickens; lots 3 acres or larger: no maximum.
    h. Each coop shall have at least four (4) square feet of floor space per chicken over four (4) months old.
    i. Chickens are only permitted as pets or for egg laying production; chickens cannot be kept for slaughter.
    j. Chickens must be kept under sanitary conditions and shall not be a public nuisance as defined by state law.

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