Georgetown Texas Chicken Ordinance

By Elite Silkies · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Georgetown Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedFowl must be kept no closer than 200' of any private dwelling; Nuisance Ordiance
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYes
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSec. 7.03.080. Estray and other livestock.B. It is unlawful for the owner or person in control of any chicken or other fowl to permit the same to run at large on any land not his own or under his control, or on any street, alley or other public place in the City. B. Keeping of Animals Near City Water Supply. 1. It is unlawful and constitutes an offense for any person, whether for himself or as the agent or servant of another or others, to keep or to participate in keeping any animal (animal made to reference any horse, hog, cattle, sheet, goat, other livestock and/or fowl) in any pen or lot used to confine any such multiple animal operation within 500 feet of any water supply wells from which the City obtains its principal water supply as specified in the official Texas Administrative Code published under authority of the Secretary of State, Title 31, Natural Resources and Conservation, Section 290.41 (c)(1)(C)(D)(F). 2. \"Keeping\" means the care and control of the livestock or fowl in question for a period of longer than five days. C. Keeping of Animals and Fowl--Restricted. It is unlawful and constitutes a nuisance to keep any horse, cattle, sheep, goat, rabbit or other livestock, including fowl, at any place within the City, when the place where the same are kept is within 200 feet of any private residence or dwelling place or within 500 feet of any building or establishment open to the public, with the exception of park land, or if the animal or fowl in question is kept in a manner and under conditions wherein by reason of the odors emanating therefrom, the noise made by it or from any other cause pertaining to it or pertaining to the manner or to the place at which it is kept is reasonably calculated to annoy, offend or disturb the reasonable sensibilities of inhabitants of a private residence, or person(s) occupying or visiting an establishment open to the public. The distance provisions do not apply to park land; however, other requirements of this section relating to the manner in which animals are kept shall apply. D. Keeping of Animals and Fowl--Proof Constitutes Prima Facie Case. Proof that one dozen or more of such fowl or animals as described in subsection C above, or any combination thereof, are being kept at any one time at a place within the City that is within 200 feet of the private residence of another, or within 500 feet of any building or establishment open to the public, shall be sufficient to make out a prima facie case, and unless such prima facie case is overcome by sufficient evidence, it shall warrant a conviction under the provisions of this chapter. E. Keeping of Animals and Fowl--Exceptions to Distance Restrictions. The distance restrictions of this chapter do not apply to property zoned as Agricultural (A) and Residential Estate (RE) according to the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Georgetown, or to property properly zoned or used (as in continuing use) as veterinary clinics or facilities or established kennels that are for the purposes of care or boarding animals.
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