Jersey City New Jersey Chicken Ordinance

By Coopa Cabana, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Jersey City New Jersey Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed50
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsNo coop within 25 feet of any structure owned by another and used for human habitation, occupation or assembly,
    City/Organization Contact nameJersey City, NJ: 201-547-5150
    Additional InformationChapter 90-6 states regarding:- Location; number restricted. No pigeons, chickens or other poultry shall be kept within 25 feet of any structure owned by another and used for human habitation, occupation or assembly, provided that in no case shall any person or persons be permitted to keep more than 50 chickens, ducks or other poultry, including pigeons. No pigeons, chickens or other poultry shall be permitted to run, fly or stray within 25 feet of such structure, provided that this shall not apply to homing pigeons. Chapter 90-8 states regarding Requirements for housing or coops: The following regulations and conditions for the keeping and housing of pigeons, chickens and other poultry shall be complied with. A. The house or coop shall be dry and well ventilated, with windows so placed, if possible, as to admit sunlight. B. The house or coop shall be well whitewashed or painted therein. C. The house or coop shall be cleaned at least once a week between November 1 and May 1, twice a week between May 1 and November 1 and, if necessary, to be cleaned more often and to be disinfected. D. Perches shall be removable and kept clean. E. Chicken nests shall be removable, cleaned, aired and sunned at frequent intervals. F. Drinking fountains in the area where the house or coop is located shall be cleaned and supplied at all times with clean water. G. The yard in the area where the house or coop is located shall be clean and free from odors. Chapter 90-7 states regarding License required; fee; expiration: No person shall keep pigeons, chickens or other poultry without having first obtained a license from the license issuing authority. The annual fee shall be as set forth in Ch. 160, Fees and Charges, and licenses shall expire on April 30 of each year.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16093&stateId=30&stateName=New Jersey
    Information Last Updated2010-05-01 23:32:40

    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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