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Fort Worth Texas Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Jul 26, 2015 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Fort Worth Texas Chicken Ordinance
    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed12-50 (depending on size of lot)
    Roosters AllowedYes (Maximum 2)
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions50 feet from neighbors
    City/Organization Contact nameFort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas Code Officer: East District Location: 818 Missouri Avenue Supervisor: Mike Camp Phone: 817-995-1297
    Additional Information
    APPENDIX B: DEPARTMENT OF CODE COMPLIANCE
    DIVISION 3: NUISANCES
    SUBDIVISION A: GENERALLY
    § 11A-22 KEEPING OF RABBITS, GUINEA PIGS, PIGEONS AND CERTAIN FOWL.
    (a) In this section, REGULATED ANIMAL means any rabbit, guinea pig or pigeon and any fowl as defined by this section. For purposes of this section, the term FOWL shall include any bird used for food or sport or kept as a pet but shall not include pigeons, emus, ostriches or rheas. For the purposes of this section ROOSTER shall mean a male chicken (species Gallus domesticus).
    (b) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly keeps or maintains any number of rabbits, guinea pigs, pigeons and/or fowl within 50 feet of any regulated structures as defined in subsection (f) below.
    (c) (1) A person commits an offense if, on one acre or more of property, the person knowingly:
    a. Keeps or maintains more than 50 fowl;
    b. Keeps or maintains more than two roosters on property that is zoned as residential or mixed-use commercial in accordance with Appendix A of the code of the City of Fort Worth, regardless of the total number of fowl being kept; or
    c. Keeps or maintains any number of fowl not contained within a coop or pen.
    (2) For purposes of this section a pen or coop shall include any fully enclosed structure specifically designed and constructed to constrain animals or birds within its confines.
    (d) A person commits an offense if, on one-half acre or less, the person knowingly:
    (1) Keeps or maintains more than 12 fowl;
    (2) Keeps or maintains more than two roosters on property that is zoned as residential or mixed-use commercial in accordance with Appendix A of the code of the City of Fort Worth, regardless of the total number of fowl being kept; or
    (3) Keeps or maintains any number of fowl not contained within a coop or pen.
    (e) A person commits an offense if, on more than one-half acre but less than one acre, the person knowingly:
    (1) Keeps or maintains more than 25 fowl;
    (2) Keeps or maintains more than two roosters on property that is zoned as residential or mixed-use commercial in accordance with Appendix A of the code of the City of Fort Worth, regardless of the total number of fowl being kept; or
    (3) Keeps or maintains any number of fowl not contained within a pen or coop.
    (Ord. 12931, § 1, passed 3-25-1997; Ord. 14115, § 1, passed 2-29-2000; Ord. 19424-11-2010, § 3, passed 11-9-2010)
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway....s$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:fortworth_tx
    Information Last Updated2015-07-26 10:45:47

    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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