Hartford Connecticut Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNo
Max Chickens Allowed
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop Restrictions
City/Organization Contact nameCity Health Department,860-828-7003
Additional InformationOrdinance 35-09 Section 6-4 states - It shall be unlawful for any person to keep poultry or pigeons in any location or condition deemed by the director of health to be detrimental to the public health or offensive to the neighborhood. I spoke with health and human services. I was told that poultry of any kind is illegal in Hartford. However they do not go looking for it. Anyone who chooses to keep poultry does so strictly at the mercy of their neighbors. One complaint of any kind to any department will be referred to health and Human services. Any complaint received will result in the removal of the birds. The complaint does not have to be valid. Municipal code 35-09 chapter 6-4 - is the ordinance that was developed by the city to provide Health and Human services department with a \"cover all bases law\". It was developed decades ago when there were stockyards and a processing plant by Union Street Station. Union Station is located in the heart of the city and a lot of people had a problem with the noise and smell. They were all scared of the potential for disease. The gentleman kept me on the phone for about a half hour explaining all of this. He told me to go to http://www.hartford.gov select services and look up municipal code 6-4 This municipal code covers any complaint made by any resident - if 1 person makes a complaint of ANY kind - your birds are gone.
Link for more Informationhttp://www.Hartford.Gov
Information Last Updated2010-03-18 00:00:00

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