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Hawthorne California Chicken Ordinance

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

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed10- ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsminimum of 35' from HABITABLE DWELLING
    City/Organization Contact nameHawthorne Animal Services:(310) 675-4443
    Additional Information6.24.050 Keeping of crowing roosters, domestic fowl and rabbits on residential property. No person shall keep any crowing roosters or more than ten domestic fowl or birds, or more than five rabbits on any real property, the use of which is restricted to residential purposes, church purposes or educational purposes by this code or any other ordinance of the city. (Ord. 1730 § 1 (part), 2002: Ord. 1102 § 1 (part), 1975: prior code § 9-204.) 6.24.030 Keeping of certain animals closer than thirty-five feet to any habitable dwelling. A. No person shall keep any animal, fowl or bird, wild or domestic, other than dogs, cats, canaries or not more than four birds of the Psittacinac family, within thirty-five feet of any habitable dwelling, except by special permit issued by the director of animal services or the director of licensing and code enforcement upon written application setting forth the exact nature and number of such animals desired to be kept, the reason for the request for issuance for such special permit, a description of the area and facilities where and within which such animals are proposed to be kept and housed, and such other information as may be requested by the director of animal services or the director of licensing and code enforcement. The director of animal services may deny such application for such permit summarily and without hearing, may grant same upon such terms and conditions and for such period of time as in his sole discretion may seem appropriate. B. An appeal may be taken from a denial or other decision by the director of animal services or the director of licensing and code enforcement in accordance with the appeal procedure delineated in Section 6.04.100 et seq. C. All such permits are subject to revocation or cancellation by the director of animal services. An appeal may be taken from a revocation or cancellation of such permit in accordance with the appeal procedure delineated in Section 6.04.100, et seq. No person shall be prosecuted for any violation of this section occasioned by keeping any animal previously authorized by permit issued by the director of animal services when such permit has been revoked or cancelled unless notice of such revocation or cancellation has been given to such person in writing. For this purpose, it is sufficient if notice of such revocation or cancellation is mailed to the permit holder at the address for which such permit was originally issued. (Ord. 1735 § 2 (part), 2002: Ord. 1730 § 1 (part), 2002: Ord. 1102 § 1 (part), 1975: prior code § 9-202.) 6.24.070 Cleanliness of premises where animals are kept. Every person owning or occupying premises where any animal, fowl or bird is kept shall at all times keep the stable, barn, stall, pen, coop, building or place in which such animal is kept in a clean and sanitary condition. (Ord. 1102 § 1 (part), 1975: prior code § 9-206.) 9.34.010 Noisy animals. No person shall keep, maintain or permit upon any lot or parcel of land, occupied by him or under his control, any animal, including fowl, which by any sound or cry shall disturb the peace and comfort of any neighborhood, or interfere with any person in the reasonable and comfortable enjoyment of his life or property.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.qcode.us/codes/hawthorne/
    Information Last Updated2010-07-23 11:49:43

    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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