Loudoun County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Loudoun County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, zoning restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional Informationmust be located no closer than 60 feet from the property line of an adjoining lot... Article I, General Regulations, section 2-500, et seq., Provide that agriculture is a permitted use in all countryside residential zones as a matter of right, BUT Agriculture is defined as follows: 5-626 Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry. (A) Parcel Size. Agriculture, Horticulture an Animal Husbandry uses shall be located on parcels 5 acres in size or larger. (B) Setbacks for Certain Structures. No structure for housing livestock including barns, run-in sheds, stables, and the like shall be located closer than 60 feet from the property line of an adjoining lot where a residential dwelling existing at the time of construction of the structure is the principal use. This setback shall not apply if a residential dwelling is located more than 60 feet from the property line adjoining the structure. 612.15 COMPENSATION FOR LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY KILLED BY DOGS. Any person who has any livestock or poultry killed or injured by any dog not his own shall be entitled to receive as compensation the fair market value of such livestock or poultry, not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400.00) per animal or ten dollars ($10.00) per fowl, provided that: (i) the Animal Control Officer shall have been notified of the incident within seventy-two hours of its discovery; (ii) the claimant has furnished evidence within sixty days of discovery of the quantity and value of the dead or injured livestock and the reasons the claimant believes that death or injury was caused by a dog; and (iii) the claimant first has exhausted his legal remedies against the owner, if known, of the dog doing the damage for which compensation under this section is sought. Exhaustion shall mean a judgment against the owner of the animal upon which an execution has been returned unsatisfied. The requirements of (i) and (iii) may be waived if the Animal Control Officer has investigated the incident and supports the claim. Upon payment under this section the County shall be subrogated to the right of action of the owner of the livestock or poultry against the owner of the dog to the extent of compensation.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=326&fmpath=/Ordinances/Codified/General Offenses
    Information Last Updated2010-04-29 23:11:19

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