Lilburn Georgia Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Lilburn Georgia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNOISE ORDINANCES APPY
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYes- proximity, sanitation, zoning restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact nameCity Hall (770) 921-2210
    Additional InformationSec. 10-13. Livestock and fowl. (a) All livestock including horses, cows, goats, pigs or any other four-legged animals, excluding dogs and cats, such as rabbits, guinea pigs and fowl (such as chickens, ducks, geese, guineas and turkeys), shall be properly housed with an adequate food and water supply and confined within a fenced enclosure. The fenced enclosure shall be maintained in such a manner as to keep any average livestock animal from escaping the enclosed compound and causing damage, accidents or injury to any person or property. Owners of such livestock shall be liable for any damage, accidents or injuries. Such maintenance shall include, but not be limited to, repair or replacement of anchor post assemblies whenever they show signs of weakness, refastening loose wires to posts, splicing broken wires when necessary, and keeping the fence wires properly stretched. Those who provide boarding/pasturing space and/or services for hire shall have the responsibility for enclosure maintenance as described in this paragraph. (1) It shall be unlawful to keep any livestock in a pen or lot within 300 feet of any residence, other than the residence of the owner. It shall further be unlawful to keep such livestock in a pen or lot within 300 feet of any business establishment that is regularly used by large number of people. (Ref. Section 1301 zoning resolution.) (2) Small domesticated animals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and fowl, such as chickens, ducks, geese, guineas and turkeys may be kept within the city subject to the following regulations: a. All such animals shall be provided with adequate and sanitary housing. Such housing shall have a solid floor as may be approved by the county health officer. All such housing shall have a minimum floor space of four square feet per animal or bird over one month old. b. All housing where such small domesticated animals or fowl are kept shall not be nearer to any house in which humans reside, other than the residence of the person who is the owner of such animals, than a distance equal to the width of the lot upon which the animals are kept, or a minimum distance of 75 feet should the lots be 75 feet or more in width. c. Every person owning or keeping small domesticated animals or fowl in the city is hereby required to keep such animals or fowl under fence and not to allow such animals or fowl to run on any property other than his own. d. Any housing or enclosure used for the keeping of animals or fowl shall be well drained, free from accumulations of animal excrement and objectionable odors, and otherwise clean and sanitary. (b) No person shall tie, stake or fasten any animal within any street, highway, road, alley, sidewalk, right-of-way, or other public place within the county or in such manner that the animal has access to any portion of any street, highway, road, alley, sidewalk, right-of-way, or other public place. Such animal shall also be tied so as not to cross any property limits or boundaries without the express permission of the property owners. (c) Owners or possessors of livestock (including fowl) or animals, other than dogs and cats impounded for violation of this article or any state and/or federal laws, will be charged in accordance with actual costs of impoundment plus impounding and boarding fees. (d) Impounded livestock or fowl shall be held for a period of 21 days. If such impounded animals are not claimed by the owner during that period of time, the animals may be given to persons willing to accept them, in the discretion of the department of police services. (e) No livestock or fowl shall be permitted to run at large upon any public street or public place or elsewhere in the city. Any person owning or controlling any such livestock or fowl who shall permit the animal to run at large shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided by this chapter. (f) It shall be unlawful to keep hogs or pigs within the city. (g) A purebred Vietnamese pot-bellied pig is considered a household pet, and is allowed, provided that the lot is at least one acre in size, no hobby breeding, and only one pig shall be allowed per lot. All adjoining property owners shall sign a statement that they have no objections to the pig. (h) No person shall have or keep within the city any animal infected with a disease that may contaminate other animals. (Code 2001, ยง 11-3-15)
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