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Gardena California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Gardena California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINANCES APPLY
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsAll adult fowl permitted shall be kept in an enclosure in the rear yard, and at least five feet from the rear and side property lines, and at least twenty-five feet from any school, church, public building, hospital, group care facility, or any residence not on the property.
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Gardena 1700 West 162nd St. Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 217-9500
    Additional InformationCode is unclear, but states that 3 adult fowl are permitted including doves and pigeons. Fowl is not mentioned in definitions, so it is unknown if the term is intended to include female chickens. No roosters. 6.16.010 Noisy animals and fowl in residential districts prohibited. 6.16.010 Noisy animals and fowl in residential districts prohibited. No person shall keep or maintain, or cause or permit to be kept or maintained, upon any premises in any residential district of the city any animal, rooster or fowl which by any sound, crow or cry shall disturb the peace and comfort of any neighborhood or interfere with any person in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of life or property. (Prior code § 5-1.301) 18.42.020 Keeping of animals. A. Animal Defined. For the purposes of this section, “animal” shall mean any living being which is not human or vegetable. B. Types. It is unlawful to keep any animal within the city other than domesticated dogs, cats and adult fowl, including doves and pigeons. C. Number Permitted. A maximum of three weaned dogs, or three weaned cats, or three adult fowl, or any three combination thereof shall be permitted on any one lot or parcel in any zone. D. Conditional Use Permits Required. The keeping of any animal not mentioned in subsection B of this section and/or animals in excess of the limits set forth in subsection C of this section may be permitted subject to the approval of a conditional use permit pursuant to Chapter 18.46 of this code. E. Enclosures. All adult fowl permitted shall be kept in an enclosure in the rear yard, and at least five feet from the rear and side property lines, and at least twenty-five feet from any school, church, public building, hospital, group care facility, or any residence not on the property. F. Public Nuisances. It is unlawful to keep or maintain animals which create objectionable odors or noise if such unreasonably interfere with the comfortable and peaceful use of adjacent properties and/or constitute a health hazard. If, upon an investigation by the city, it is determined that a nuisance does in fact exist, the owner of the property upon which such nuisance is found to exist shall abate such nuisance within ten days after written notification from the city. (Prior code § 10-3.2102)
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.codepublishing.com/CA/Gardena/
    Information Last Updated2010-06-04 14:53:47

    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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