Fox Lake Illinois Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location No Max Chickens Allowed Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Only allowed in Agricultural (A1) and Special Use (M2) zones. City/Organization Contact name Fox Lake Building Department 66 Thillen Drive Fox Lake, Illinois 60020 Phone: (847)587-3176 Fax: (847)587-3980 Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday thru Friday Frank Urbina - Building Commissioner E-Mail: [email protected] Additional Information --- 4-3-6-1: PROHIBITED ACTS: It shall be unlawful to: ... H. No person shall cause or allow any place or stable, public or private, where any animal is or may be kept to become unclean, unwholesome or create any annoying or noxious odors, or do any act which endangers the public health or results in annoyance or discomfort to the public. It shall be unlawful to keep any live goats, swine, pigs, poultry, horses or cattle anywhere in the Village, except on properly zoned farms. --- You have to apply for a variance per property or neighborhood. $400 to apply, plus $700 for every hearing required to resolve the variance question (usually it\'s just one, to tell you \"no\"). The $400 fee goes toward publishing and processing costs and the $700 goes towards paying appointed, not elected, individuals to review the case. Even if an entire neighborhood can be persuaded to allow chickens the decision is still up to the city council and is likely to be struck down simply because of the overall zoning restriction. Even an acre lot is considered too small for even a few chickens. In other words, it would take an act of God to get the variance. I think the act of God is on its way, though. http://www.helium.com/items/1933168-us-in-economic-great-depression Link for more Information http://126.96.36.199/codebook/index.php?book_id=413 Information Last Updated 2010-09-07 12:07:47
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