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Longview Texas Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Longview Texas Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedUnknown
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYes- Proximity, sanitation, noise ordinances apply.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSec. 13-9. Public Nuisances. (a) It shall be unlawful and constitute a public nuisance for the owner or any person to maintain any animal which roams at-large on public or private property; attacks another animal(s); or damages public or private property. (b) It shall be unlawful and constitute a public nuisance for any owner, occupant, or other person in control of a premises to knowingly suffer, permit or maintain the presence of a dead or decaying animal carcass upon any such premises within the city, whether public or private, for more than 24 hours. (c) It shall be unlawful and constitute a public nuisance for any owner, occupant, or other person to allow any enclosure, yard, shed, pen, structure, or other similar place used for keeping of animals or fowl to become unsanitary, or offensive by reason of odor, or create a condition that is a breeding place for fleas or vector, or which creates any health hazard or nuisance to adjacent property owners. (d) It shall be unlawful and constitute a public nuisance for any owner or other person to harbor any animal, or fowl or bird which by any loud, frequent, long, continuous, or unusual sound or cry shall disturb the peace, comfort, or quiet of the neighborhood or the occupants of adjacent premises. (Ord. No. 3141, § 3, 8-8-02) Sec. 13-27. Regulations relating to keeping of poultry and birds. The following regulations shall govern the keeping of poultry, and certain birds in the city: It shall be the duty of any person owning or having within their management or control, any chickens, turkeys, geese or other poultry, to keep same in an enclosure upon their own premises at all times. Enclosure shall mean a house or building, or in case of a fence or structure or pen, it must have secure sides, top, and a secure bottom. The structure or pen shall provide protection from the weather. No chickens, turkeys, geese or other poultry shall be kept in any enclosure within the city, any part of which enclosure is within 100 feet of any adjoining property within the city other than the building or dwelling occupied by the owner of the animals. This section is not to be construed to prevent owners from keeping pet animals inside their residence. (Ord. No. 3141, § 3, 8-8-02)
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway....es$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:longview_tx
    Information Last Updated2010-03-31 11:24:35

    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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