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El Paso Texas Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Apr 12, 2014 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    El Paso Texas Chicken Ordinance
    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed6 with an annual permit ($35)
    Roosters Allowed3
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsFowl and rabbits subject to permitting shall be kept in a secure pen or enclosure that is at least thirty feet from any private residence (except that of the owner or person keeping such fowl or rabbits) or any hotel, apartment house, tenement house, hospital, church or school; provided, the pen or enclosure may be within twenty feet of such buildings if separated therefrom by a public alley and by a solid fence or wall at least six feet high between the pen or enclosure and the alley. In conjunction with issuance of a permit, the veterinary officer may waive the requirements as to distance from dwellings or other buildings if public health is not endangered nor a nuisance is created.
    City/Organization Contact name
    CITY OF EL PASO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES ANIMAL SERVICES
    5001 Fred Wilson Dr. El Paso, Texas 79906
    (915) 842-1000, Fax (915) 842-1008
    Additional InformationTitle 7 Chapter 7.08.010 Discusses nuisances Chapter 7.24.020 B - Discusses permits Chapter 7.24.030 B - Discusses enclosures
    Link for more Information
    http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16180&stateId=43&stateName=Texas

    APPLICATION: PERMIT to KEEP FOWL
    http://home.elpasotexas.gov/environ...es/documents/Permit Fowl Rabbit Livestock.pdf
    Information Last Updated2014-04-12


    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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