Iron County Utah Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Iron County Utah Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNot Stated
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsZoning, sanitation, proximity, building restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional Information17.36.240 Household pets. Animals ordinarily permitted within a home and kept for company or pleasure such as dogs, cats and birds, including not more than two dogs and two cats over four months of age and not more than a total of four animals. Household pets do not include inherently or potentially dangerous animals, fowl or reptiles. (Ord. 158 § 1 (part), 1998) 17.36.250 The keeping of domestic animals. For properties located in subdivisions recorded with the Iron County recorder residential (R-5, R-2, R-1 and R-1/2) districts the keeping of domestic animals is permitted limited to the following: A. For the purpose of this title, domestic animals shall be limited to horses, mules, donkeys, cows, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, geese, ducks, turkeys, and chickens. B. Animals, stables, barns, and accessory buildings for the accommodation of animals is not permitted in the R-2, R-1 and R-1/2 districts unless a privately occupied residence exists on the same lot. C. All permitted animals and fowl are to be adequately maintained in a sanitary and healthful manner to prevent annoyances, offensive odors, insects or disease. All animals must be adequately restrained to prevent escape from the lot, marauding nuisance or damage to other property. D. Large animals (horses, donkeys, mules or cows) may graze to the property lines, but all animals must be cared for, maintained, fed and watered, and where provided, housed, within the boundaries of the applicable side and rear building setbacks and at least sixty feet from the property line adjacent to any public street. All barns, sheds, pens and corrals for the keeping of any animals allowed in the district shall be located with applicable setbacks and at least fifty feet from any existing dwelling, church or any other building not located on the lot which structure is used for human occupancy. E. Prior to an investigation of any violation of this section, the Iron County zoning administrator or his designee may require a minimum of three written complaints signed from affected property owners within a one mile radius prior to doing an investigation of the accused violation. F. Any person deemed to be in violation of this title shall clean up such violation within thirty days of notice of each violation. Such violations will be punishable as outlined in this title. 1. It will be the duty of the Iron County zoning administrator or designee to investigate any violation as described in the above sections and ascertain the names of the owners or occupants of such premise and to serve such person notice in writing, either personally or by mailing notice, postage prepaid to the owner or occupant of the last known post address as disclosed by records of the Iron County recorder, requiring such owner or occupant as the case may be, to eradicate, remove, and correct the same within such time as the zoning administrator may designate which shall not be less than ten days from the date of the service of such notice. One notice shall be deemed sufficient on any lot or parcel of property for the issue of addressing such violations. The zoning administrator or his designee shall make proof of service of such notice under oath and file the same in the office of the Iron County clerk. 2. If any owner or occupant of land described in the notice referred to above shall fail or neglect to eradicate or address the violations stated by the zoning administrator in accordance with such notice, it shall be the duty of the zoning administrator or the Iron County sheriff\'s office, at the expense of Iron County, to employ necessary assistance and cause such violation to be eradicated, removed, and corrected. The zoning administrator shall prepare an itemized statement of all expenses incurred in the eradication, removal, or correction of the same and shall mail a copy thereof to the owner demanding payment within twenty days of the date of mailing. Such notice shall be deemed delivered when mailed by registered mail, addressed to the property owner\'s last known address as listed in the records of the Iron County recorder\'s office. 3. Any expense incurred by the county in eradicating, removing or correcting the violation is paid by the property owner of record or the person in possession of the property, as the case may be, within twenty days after receipt of the charges incurred by the county. If not paid within twenty days after notice of the charges, the charges become a lien against the property and are collectible by the county treasurer at the time general property taxes are collected. 4. Any violation prosecuted by the zoning administrator or the Iron County sheriff\'s office under this title shall be deemed an infraction. G. Other domestic animals not mentioned herein may be kept subject to securing a conditional use permit which may limit the number of animals and the conditions under which they may be kept, including the location of any structure for their housing. (Ord. 161 § 1, 1998: Ord. 158 § 1 (part), 1998)
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