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Knoxville-A Tennessee Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Apr 29, 2014 | | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Knoxville-A Tennessee Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedZONING RESTRICTIONS APPLY---not stated
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions500 Feet from a building frequently inhabited by humans, with the exception of the poultry owner's residence.
    City/Organization Contact nameKnoxville, TN 400 Main Street Knoxville, TN 37901 (865)215-2050
    Additional InformationChapter 5, Article IV, Section 5-102, Sub-section (a)(3). Based on what I read in the sub-section, a homeowner within the city limit is allowed to own poultry. There is a distance requirement for coops. This is probably the big \\\"IF\\\" in this municipal code.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/HTML/11098/level3/PTIICOOR_CH5AN_ARTIVLI.html
    Information Last Updated2011-05-13 10:51:53

    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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  1. BigRooNTN
    The link provided is not working at present. I did however, google Municode and came up with http://www.municode.com/Library and it worked. For TN just check the city or county you live in and it will guide you thru the site. For Knox County use Chapter 6. I hope this helps.

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