Jackson Tennessee Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Jackson Tennessee Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsMust be 1000 feet away from residences and be authorized by county health officer
    City/Organization Contact nameJackson madison County, Tennessee http://mtas-notes.ips.utk.edu/__852...577000049621F?Open&Highlight=2,chickens,AOWEB
    Additional InformationJACKSON 10-201. Application of chapter. No owner, lessee, tenant, or sub-tenant, of any property, public or private, located within the corporate limits of the city shall keep, maintain, or cause to be kept any horses, mules, donkeys, cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, goats, sheep, hares, or similar animals or fowls either domesticated or nondomesticated except under conditions hereinafter set forth in the provisions of this chapter. (1995 Code, § 10-201) 10-202. Where animals to be kept. No animals, fowls or poultry described in § 10-201, shall be kept within a distance of one thousand linear feet (1,000\') of any adjacent residence, place of business, industry or establishment within the city, without the approval of the health officer. The health officer shall approve the keeping of animals and fowls on public and private premises only when in his opinion the keeping of such animals and fowls will not injuriously affect the public health and welfare, and in no case will he approve the keeping of animals or fowls within two hundred fifty linear feet (250\') of any residence, place of business, industry or establishment. This section shall not apply to small animal hospitals under the direct personal supervision of a licensed veterinarian. (1995 Code, § 10-202) 10-203. Approval required by health officer to keep animals. The health officer is hereby authorized to prohibit the keeping of animals and fowls described in § 10-201 within the corporate limits of the city when it has been determined that the keeping of such animals and fowls is not in compliance with the provisions included in § 10-202, and/or when in his opinion the keeping of such animals and fowls may prove detrimental to the public health by creating or causing situations conducive to the breeding and attractivity of flies and other injurious and obnoxious insects, the breeding, feeding and harboring of rats, and which may give rise to offensive smells and odors. \"Approval\" for the maintenance of such animals or fowls may be at the discretion of the health officer. Owners and keepers of such animals and fowls, when specifically notified to dispose of them by the health officer shall comply within twenty (20) days with such notice, or correct all deficiencies in keeping with the standards herein prescribed. (1995 Code, § 10-203) 10-204. Temporary permit for show animals. Persons bringing show animals into the city for the purpose of exhibiting or showing shall apply for a temporary permit to the health officer. The health officer shall have authority to grant such temporary waivers as will, in the opinion of the health officer, not adversely offset the health of the community. No waiver may be granted for more than twenty (20) days. (1995 Code, § 10-204) 10-205. Pen, stables, etc., to be clean. (1) No animals or fowls described in § 10-201 shall be kept in any place in which manure or liquid discharges from such animals or fowls is allowed to collect or accumulate to any degree of offensiveness. Further, all such manure and liquids shall be at once removed to some proper place of disposal and/or effectively stored between periods of removal in closed containers, which shall provide for the maximum practical fly, rodent and order control. (2) Stalls, stables, pens, yards and appurtenances in which such animals and fowls are kept shall at all times be maintained in a clean and wholesome condition, so that no offensive odor shall be allowed to escape therefrom, and no rodent, flies or other insects will be able to breed therein or become attracted thereto. (3) Buildings, pens, yards, and appurtenances constructed for the purpose of housing and impounding animals and fowls shall be located with adequate drainage and constructed so as to facilitate routine cleaning.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.mtas.tennessee.edu/public/municodesweb.nsf?OpenDatabase
    Information Last Updated2010-04-26 16:57:57

    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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