Henrico County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | | |
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    Henrico County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINANCES APPLY
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, zoning restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationChapter 24 ARTICLE V. R-0, R-0A, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-3A, R-4 AND R-4A ONE-FAMILY RESIDENCE DISTRICTS; USES Sec. 24-11. Principal uses permitted. The following uses shall be principal uses permitted in districts zoned R-0, R-0A, R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A, R-3, R-3A, R-4 and R-4A. No property may be rezoned to R-3A, R-4 and R-4A after April 25, 2000. (c) Farming...and poultry raising, and all uses commonly classed as agricultural, with no restrictions as to the operation of such buildings, machinery or vehicles as are customarily incidental to such uses; except, that no livestock, rabbits, poultry or other animals shall be permitted to run at large, that all buildings shall be subject to the yard requirements specified herein and that any buildings or yards for the enclosure or feeding of animals or poultry shall observe the distance requirements of section 24-10.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=10909&doc_action=whatsnew
    Information Last Updated2010-04-29 22:57:12

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  1. CassieW
    Note ordinances are changing due urban sprawl and tax revenue generation (housing-condo's or apartments, retail and business development) for Henrico West they've restricted roosters or denied chickens rezoning. Ensure document livestock prior existence on land prior development encroachment to apply state legislation grand-father clause they stay. Warning any livestock leaves property a set time frame means lose toward re-zone status from keeping them. Many surrounding counties noticing fast urban growth and random attacks on livestock (shootings & etc). This is rapidly common small farms decline as most see these operations blocking new employment opportunities. Past 30 years area West End Richmond through West Henrico and beyond county line into Goochland county lose hundred of acres yearly. One must keep tabs new zone applications and county development 4 years ago could have chickens now not the case.

    As small agriculture fall towards shopping malls, strip shopping stores, restaurants franchises, storage facilities, office space and commercial complexes or mega stores; about 1,800 acres lost in less 15 years. Every county is hungry for more revenue due recession and state as well.

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