Norman Oklahoma Chicken Ordinance
|Are Chickens Allowed in this location||Yes|
|Max Chickens Allowed||Uknown|
|Coop Restrictions||See setback requirements below.|
|City/Organization Contact name||[email protected]; (405)366-5396|
|Additional Information||Sec. 3-501. - Keeping of animals other than dogs and cats. (a) Except as provided otherwise, all animals commonly known as domesticated farm animals may be kept and maintained in any of the City\\\'s zoning districts only so long as: (1) The provisions of Chapter 22 of this Code pertaining thereto are complied with; (2) Such animals are maintained on land upon which the owner or occupant resides; (3) Such animals maintained on single-family, two-family and multi-family districts are not permitted closer than: [a] Twenty-five (25) feet to a lot line upon which is situated an inhabited dwelling, nor One hundred (100) feet to any dwelling other than the owner\\\'s; (4) The owner or occupant of the land upon which such animals are kept and maintained erects and maintains a suitable barrier sufficient to insure compliance with the above distance requirements. (b) No person shall own, keep, or maintain swine within the City limits, except in those areas zoned A-1 or A-2 and only then when in compliance with the limitations regarding those areas. (c) However, where a person has continually kept and maintained such animals since April 23, 1968, such keeping and maintenance constitutes a nonconforming use, and may continue until such time that those animals expire, are removed, or are otherwise disposed of. (d) Except as otherwise provided, no person shall keep and maintain, or allow to be maintained any exotic or native wildlife or dangerous or poisonous reptiles. (e) Persons excepted from subsection (d) shall be: (1) Duly authorized and licensed circuses or educational institutions; (2) Agents or employees properly authorized by an educational institution to keep and maintain that institution\\\'s animals in connection with any lawful experimental or research program; (3) Zoological gardens; (4) Zoos which are supervised and publicly maintained. (5) Falconry facilities that have a current license issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or a license issued by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation under the rules adopted in 50 CFR 21 of the federal regulations. (Ord. No. 0-7475-56; Ord. No. 0-8687-50; Ord. No. 0-0102-9)|
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