Panama City Florida Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Panama City Florida Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedPer animal fee
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsProximity restrictions and sanitation rules apply
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationDangerous animal means and includes any mammal, reptile or fowl which is not naturally tame but is of a wild nature or disposition and which, because of its size, ferocious nature or other characteristics would constitute a danger to human life or property if it is not kept or maintained in a safe manner or in secure quarters; or any domestic mammal, reptile or fowl which, because of its size or ferocious propensity or other characteristic, would constitute a danger to human life or property if not kept or maintained in a safe manner or in secure quarters. Sec. 4-11. Keeping livestock or fowl. (a) The term \"livestock\" as used in this section shall mean cattle, hogs, goats, horses, mules, sheep and other domesticated barnyard animals. The term \"fowl\" as used in this section shall mean chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys and other domesticated barnyard fowl. (b) No person shall keep any livestock within the urban service area except that a permit may be issued for a zoological park, stable, kennel, circus or other performing animal exhibition with the approval of the county manager or his designee. (c) It shall be unlawful to keep any fowl within the urban service area without first obtaining the written permission of the owners or occupants of all property abutting the premises on which such fowl are to be kept, and without further obtaining the written permission of the county manager or his designee. (d) Any livestock or fowl kept within the urban service area without the permission or permit required by subsection (b) or (c) shall be subject to impoundment. (e) In the event that anyone shall procure permission to keep fowl within the urban service area or shall otherwise obtain a permit for the keeping of other animals, such fowl or animals shall be kept in a pen, yard or place which shall comply with sanitary conditions required by the State Department of Health, or the County Health Unit. (Code 1982, § 5-6; Code 1992, § 5-11; Ord. No. 1558, § 5, 11-24-1992; Ord. No. 1857, § 1, 11-13-2001) Sec. 4-12. Running at large. (a) Livestock or fowl. It shall be unlawful for any cattle, horses, mules, donkeys, hogs, pigs, potbellied pigs, swine, goats, sheep, chickens, guinea chickens, turkeys, ducks or geese to run at large, and all such animals found running at large shall be subject to impoundment. (i) A license shall be issued after payment of the applicable fee: (9) For each fowl . . . 25.00
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    Information Last Updated2010-03-26 12:25:11

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  1. beakmaster
    I was planning on having a few dozen quail in a pen in my backyard. Do I have to have a permit and pay 25 bucks for each bird in Panama City?

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