Melbourne Florida Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Melbourne Florida Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsYes-- see code regarding permits and coop placement.
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    Additional InformationARTICLE II. ANIMAL PERMITS Sec. 5-13. Purpose. The intent of the city council in adopting this article is to recognize that the Zoning Code prohibits the keeping, housing, or boarding of horses, cattle, livestock, wild fowl, or poultry; however, there are certain animals, reptiles, or fowl that are kept as family pets. (Ord. No. 2001-31, ยง 1, 6-26-01)
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  1. Seatrout00
    Update as of today - the city of Melbourne does not have a maximum number of hens allowed - but roosters are still a 'no no'.
  2. Seatrout00
    Within the city of Melbourne - you can keep up to four hens - no roosters - but must obtain a free permit from Melb City Zoning. Families within the Melbourne City Limits are not subject to the Brevard County law. Brevard County law allows 1 hen (no rooster) per family in non-rural areas but that may be changing soon.

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