Newark California Chicken Ordinance

By The Yakima Kid, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: May 2, 2013 | |
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    Newark California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed4 hens
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsno
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Newark City Administration Building 37101 Newark Boulevard Newark, CA 94560 (510) 578-4000

    Additional Information


    6.32.010 - Domestic pets—Animal fancier's permit required when.*[​IMG]
    The following numbers of animals, regardless of age, shall be considered household pets and may be kept on any parcel used primarily for residential purposes, subject to the following limitations:
    A. An animal fancier's permit shall be obtained for:
    1. Any rooster;
    2. More than two rabbits, or more than four hen chickens, or more than two geese, or more than two ducks, or more than two dogs, or more than two cats;
    3. More than a combination of five such animals, provided the two-of-specie maximum is not exceeded, shall not be permitted. A maximum of four-of-specie shall apply to hen chickens.

    B.The issue born of such animals which increases the total number upon the premises beyond the numbers permitted shall be removed from the parcel not later than six weeks from weaning.

    C.Other animals which are neither exotic animals nor such animals as specified in this section, such as mice (domestic), rats (domestic), gophers, king snakes, guinea pigs, turtles, tropical fish, canaries or birds of the Psittacine family, and other similar animals commonly kept as household pets, may be kept upon any parcel in any zoning district where the principal use upon the parcel is residential use, so long as such animals do not constitute a nuisance and are afforded food, care and sanitary facilities.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=16521
    Information Last Updated6-14-2012

    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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