Farmington Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

By TomMN1 · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Farmington Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNo maximum
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsAll buildings intended to house animals shall be set back at least sixty feet (60\') from all property lines and at least three hundred feet (300\') from a dwelling other than the dwelling on the property in question.
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Farmington 430 Third Street Farmington, MN 55024 651-280-6800
    Additional Information6-4-2: KEEPING ANIMALS WITHIN CITY: (A) Definitions: The following terms shall have the following meanings: FARM ANIMALS: Cattle, hogs, bees, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses, and other animals commonly accepted as farm animals in the state of Minnesota. HOUSE PETS: Animals such as dogs, cats, birds (not including pigeons, chickens, geese, turkeys or other domestic fowl), gerbils, hamsters, rabbits (including those normally sheltered outside of the principal structure), and tropical fish, that can be contained within a principal structure throughout the entire year, provided that the containment can be accomplished without special modification to the structure that would require a building permit, excluding wild or domesticated wild animals. (B) House Pets: The keeping of house pets is a permitted accessory use in all zoning districts. (C) Farm Animals: The keeping of farm animals is a permitted accessory use in all zoning districts provided: 1. The minimum lot size is two and one-half (21/2) acres. 2. Farm animals may not be confined in a pen, feedlot or building within one hundred feet (100\') of any residential dwelling notowned or leased by the keeper of the animals, unless: (a) The animals were kept prior to the adoption of this section, or (b) The animals were kept after the adoption of this section but prior to the existence of a residence within one hundred feet (100\'). (D) Prohibition: With the exception of the keeping of animals allowed by subsections (B) and (C) of this section, no other animals are allowed except by interim use permit as regulated under the provisions of section 10-3-7 of this code. (E) Commercial Purposes: Animals may only be kept for commercial purposes if authorized in the zoning district where the animals are located. (F) Nuisance Animals: Animals may not be kept if they cause a nuisance or endanger the health or safety of the community. (G) Animal Enclosures: Animal enclosures shall be subject to the accessory structure requirements of section 10-6-6 of this code. (Ord. 003-503, 11-17-2003)
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