Edmonds Washington Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowed3
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop Restrictions
City/Organization Contact nameEdmonds Washington
Additional Information17.35.040 Keeping of poultry and covered animals in residential zones. A. The keeping of poultry or covered animals within a residential dwelling unit, or upon the premises connected therewith, shall be prohibited except as provided herein. B. Covered animals are permitted to be kept on residential property zoned for single-family use (R zones) so long as they meet the requirements of ECC 5.05.130. C. Any poultry presently and permanently being kept upon the premises of a residential dwelling unit on the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be permitted under the provisions of this chapter; provided, that such use is registered with the city of Edmonds development services department as described in subsection D of this section, and that the poultry is kept in strict compliance with the provisions of Chapter 5.05 ECC. In the event that the keeping of poultry is discontinued on the premises for a continuous period of more than 90 days, the use shall be considered terminated and the continued keeping of poultry shall not be permitted. D. Commencing on February 5, 2001, a registration period of six months, ending August 6, 2001, at 5:00 p.m., is hereby established for the registration of the keeping of poultry currently occurring in single-family zones. Upon receipt of the registration, the city shall develop a schedule for the inspection of such poultry uses to determine compliance with Chapter 5.05 ECC. If the keeping of poultry is both registered and determined to be in compliance with Chapter 5.05 ECC, then the keeping of poultry shall be considered to be established as a legal nonconforming use. E. Legal nonconforming keeping of poultry shall receive a permit certificate confirming such status and listing the physical dimensions and other characteristics of the use; provided, however, that the registration and permit of a formerly illegal poultry use may be revoked and/or conditioned in accordance with the provisions of ECC 20.100.040. F. Failure to register the keeping of poultry with the city of Edmonds development services department within the time period established by the provisions of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be considered to be presumptive proof that such activity is illegal and subject to abatement. The keeper of such poultry may overcome such a presumption only by presentation of substantial and competent evidence which establishes the legal nonconforming nature of such use by clear and convincing evidence that the use was permitted by Snohomish County or the city of Edmonds, was permitted by such agency and was in complete compliance with the applicable provisions of state law and county or city ordinance, at the date such use was initiated and established. G. The amendment of the definition of poultry was expanded by the passage of Ordinance No. 3655. In order to permit owners of poultry not previously regulated under the provisions of this code the same rights and privileges previously extended to other poultry owners, a new registration period is established commencing July 1, 2007, and extending for a period of six months, ending on December 3, 2007, at 4:00 p.m. Commencing on that date and for the period established, the keepers of pheasants, quail, guinea fowl and pea fowl may be kept as poultry as a nonconforming use if registered pursuant to the provisions of subsections (D) and (E) of this section. [Ord. 3655 § 2, 2007; Ord. 3343 § 1, 2001].
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Information Last Updated2010-03-29 13:38:52

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