Massillon ohio

By ohiomedkj · Jan 2, 2014 ·
  1. ohiomedkj
    <CITY AND STATE> Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationyes
    Max Chickens Allowednot specified
    Roosters Allowednot specified
    Permit Requiredno
    Coop Restrictionsno
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    I called everyone I could from the city hall to the Health department safety services and Health dep. law director. This is the only laws regarding keeping chickens. I was told by city hall ...There's no restrictions on keeping roosters but you can not break the noise or nuisance ordinances so you really can't have them. Keep it clean. I'm making my coop inside my garage with an exit for the run through it for outside time to muffle the noise and any order in case I get behind. Try to keep the coop in an area that's furthest from neighbors home. The furthest from neighbors first..


    (a) No person shall keep or harbor any animal or fowl in the Municipality so as to create noxious or offensive odors or unsanitary conditions which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public.

    (a) No person shall keep any swine, goat, sheep or bovine upon any premises not directly connected with any part of slaughtering establishment or stockyard or premises zoned agricultural, and in no event shall swine, goat or bovine either in pastures or in stables be kept nearer than 200 feet to a house or other structure used in whole or in part as a place of human habitation or to any place where food is prepared, placed or kept for commercial purposes or sold. No horses or mules either in pasture or in stables shall be kept nearer than 200 feet to a house or other structure used in whole or part as a place of human habitation or to any place where food is prepared, placed or kept for commercial purposes or sold. The provisions of this subsection may be waived pursuant to subsection (e).

    (b) No person shall knowingly keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the City any dangerous or carnivorous wild animal or reptile, any vicious or dangerous domesticated animal, or any other animal or reptile of wild, vicious or dangerous propensities, except to the extent that an exemption may be applicable pursuant to subsections (d) or (e), below. As used in this section dangerous or vicious animal means and includes the following:

    (1) Any animal with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack unprovoked, to cause injury or to otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or domestic animals; or

    (2) Any animal which attacks a human being or domestic animal without provocation; or

    (3) Any animal owned or harbored primarily or in part for the purpose of fighting or any animal trained for fighting.

    (c) For purposes of this section, there shall be an irrebuttable presumption that, when kept or maintained within the City, the animals listed below are considered dangerous animals to which the prohibition of subsection (b), in the absence of an exemption pursuant to subsections (d) or (e) below, applies:

    (1) All crotalid, elapid and venomous colubroid snakes;

    (2) Apes: Chempanzees (Pan); gibbons (Hylobates); gorillas (Gorilla); orangutans (Pongo); and siamangs (Symphalangus);

    (3) Baboons (Papoi, Mandrillus);

    (4) Bears (Ursidae);

    (5) Birds of prey;

    (6) Bison (Bison);

    (7) Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus);

    (8) Crocodilians (Crocodilia);

    (9) Constrictor snakes;

    (10) Coyotes (Canis latrans);

    (11) Deer (Cervidae), includes all members of the deer family, for example, white-tailed deer, elk, antelope and moose;

    (12) Elephants (Elephas and Loxodonta);

    (13) Foxes (Canis vulpes);

    (14) Game cocks and other fighting birds;

    (15) Hippopotami (Hippopotamidae);

    (16) Hyenas (Hyaenidae);

    (17) Jaguars (Panthera onca);

    (18) Leopards (Panthera pardus);

    (19) Lions (Panthera leo);

    (20) Lynxes (Lynx);

    (21) Monkeys, old world (Cercopithecidae);

    (22) Ostriches (Struthio);

    (23) Piranha fish (Characidae);

    (24) Poisonous spiders;

    (25) Pumas (Felis concolor), also known as cougars, mountain lions and panthers;
    (26) Raccoons;

    (27) Rhinoceroses (Rhinocero tidae);

    (28) Scorpions;

    (29) Sharks (class Chondrichthyes);

    (30) Skunks;

    (31) Snow leopards (Panthera uncia);

    (32) Singing insects (except honey bees);

    (33) Swine (Suidae);

    (34) Tigers (Panthera tigris);

    (35) Venomous fish;

    (36) Wolves (Canis lupus);

    (37) Scorpions;

    (Ord. 187-1997. Passed 10-20-97.)

    (38) Presa Canario breed of dog. (Ord. 70-2002. Passed 5-6-02.)
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