Onalaska Wisconsin Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Roosters AllowedYes
Permit RequiredNo
Coop RestrictionsYES-property line restrictions
City/Organization Contact nameMayor Mike Giese (2012) 1206 Greenridge Dr Onalaska, WI 54650 City: (608) 781-9530 Home: (608) 781-8195 [email protected]
Additional InformationSEE EXEMPTIONS BELOW--- Licensing of Dogs and Cats; Regulations of Animals 7-1-13 (c) Wild Animals; Prohibition on Keeping. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the City any poisonous reptile or any other dangerous or carnivorous wild animal, insect or reptile, any vicious or dangerous domesticated animal or any other animal or reptile of wild, vicious or dangerous propensities. Specifically, it shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the City any of the following animals, reptiles or insects: (30) Except in properly zoned districts, horses, mules, ponies, donkeys, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens or any animal raised for fur-bearing purposes unless otherwise permitted elsewhere in this Code. If zoned agriculturally or if a nonconforming use permits the harboring of animals such as cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats, poultry or rabbits, it is required that no enclosure be within twenty-five (25) feet of any building used for residency purposes by anyone other than the home owner and be it further required that the enclosure not be within twenty-five (25) feet of where food is prepared, kept or sold. EXECEPTIONS------------- (d) Exceptions. The prohibitions of Subsection (c) above shall not apply where the creatures are in the care, custody or control of: a veterinarian for treatment; agricultural fairs; shows or projects of the 4-H Clubs; a display for judging purposes; an itinerant or transient carnival, circus or other show; dog or cat shows or trials; public or private educational institutions; zoological gardens; if: (1) Their location conforms to the provisions of the zoning ordinance of the City. (2) All animals and animal quarters are kept in a clean and sanitary condition and so maintained as to eliminate objectionable odors. (3) Animals are maintained in quarters so constructed as to prevent their escape. (4) No person lives or resides within one hundred (100) feet of the quarters in which the animals are kept.
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Information Last Updated2010-03-23 00:00:00

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