Midland, Texas Chicken Ordinance

By BubbaLikesIt · Feb 19, 2013 · Updated May 11, 2014 · ·
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    <Midland, Texas> Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed4
    Roosters AllowedN/A
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsNo
    City/Organization Contact namePaul O'Neill
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    (A) No animals, fowls or birds shall be kept in a pen or corral (terms not applying to general pasture areas of 20,000 square feet or more) within 50 feet of any residence, dining room, sleeping room or other place of human habitation, other than the owner's, or within 100 feet of any private water well, except as otherwise permitted in Chapter 5 of this Title; provided, however, that such animals, fowls or birds may continue to be kept in any pen or corral which was erected and in which such animals, fowls or birds were kept prior to the annexation of any area into the City, if within 180 days from the date of said annexation application for a certificate of nonconformance with the provisions of this regulation shall be made and said certificate subsequently issued by the Midland city-county health department. Said certificate may only be obtained when an existing pen or corral where animals, fowls or birds are kept is closer than permitted to a place of human habitation or private water well, as provided herein, or where such pen or corral is so located with respect to the boundary line of the owner's property that a place of human habitation or water well could be located on an adjacent tract less than the said required minimum distance from said pen or corral.
    (B) The maintaining or keeping of all animals within the City shall be allowed, as stated above, only if the presence of noise, flies, mosquitos, insects, vermin, rodent harborage, odors, dust, ponded water, accumulation of manure, garbage, refuse or other obnoxious or putrescible material or any other objectionable matter or effect does not cause, create, contribute to or become a health nuisance and subject to the provisions of Title VIII, Chapter 7, of this City Code.
    (C) No swine shall be kept within the city limits, except as provided in Section 6-2-12.
    (D) The provisions of subsection (A) above shall not apply to the keeping of small household pets, to include but not be limited to dogs and cats.
    (E) The keeping of all animals within the City shall be subject to all pertinent regulations of the State of Texas.
    (F) It shall be unlawful, except as provided in Section 6-2-12 of this Chapter, for any person to keep, possess, or maintain any livestock or poultry within the city limits.

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