Paradise California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Paradise California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedVERY SPECIFIC to lot size.
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsYES- Zoning, sanitation, noise, proximity restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact nameTown of Paradise 5555 Skyway Paradise, CA 95969 530-872-6980
    Additional Information17.35.200 - General Requirements. The long-term keeping of livestock animals upon properties within the AR-1, AR-3, AR-5, RR-1, RR-2/3, RR-1/2, TR-1, TR-1/2, and TR-1/3 zoning districts is potentially permitted subject to the specific land use regulations within each zone; and solely in association with established on-site residential uses, and subject to all applicable minimum requirements set forth in this section of Chapter 17.35. A. All regulations set forth in Table 17.35.200 shall apply to the long-term keeping of livestock animals as follows: Table 17.35.200 Type of Animal Minimum Area Per Animal (square feet) Minimum Net Lot Area Required (One Animal) (square feet) Maximum Number Animals* Minimum Enclosure Setbacks** (from residence(s) on adjoining site) Horse, cow, llama etc. 15,500 30,500 12 100 feet Swine 11,000 26,000 12 100 feet Goat, sheep 10,000 25,000 18 100 feet Turkey  5,000 20,000 24  75 feet Poultry, fowl  1,500 16,500 36  75 feet Rabbits   900 15,900 36  75 feet Chinchilla, mink, etc.  1,000 16,000 24  75 feet * Maximum number of animals shall not apply to properties of five (5) acres or greater in size. ** The planning director or planning commission may require specific distances from property lines as he or they deem appropriate. B. The minimum site area per animal requirements of Table 17.35.200 shall apply in addition to a minimum site area requirement of fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet (net area) per dwelling on the site. Area requirements shall be determined cumulatively for the purpose of establishing the number of animals allowed, and shall not apply solely to the actual site area used by a particular animal. C. Minimum enclosure setback distances shall apply to any barn, corral, pen, feed area, paddock, stable, fenced pasture, or similar area for housing or enclosure of animals. D. Enclosure setbacks measured from a residence shall apply to any existing dwelling structure located on an adjacent property, but need not apply to dwellings on the same site as the animal enclosure. E. The maximum number of animals shall be the cumulative total number of animals on the site. (Example: two (2) horses plus one cow shall equal the maximum number of animals permitted upon a property less than five (5) acres in size.) F. Animal requirements of this section shall apply only to mature or weaned animals. Requirements for any livestock animal not listed in Table 17.35.200 shall be determined by the planning director on the basis of comparability to animals listed, and the characteristics customarily associated with such animals Title 6 outlines the animal ordinances for Paradise CA. The city ordinance defines fowl as \\\'animals\\\' and includes numerous refereces that include care of fowl. Domestic fowl are not prohibited. The following noise ordinance exists. 6.12.085 - Fowl and animals other than dogs—Loud noises prohibited. It is unlawful for any person, firm, association, corporation or entity to own, possess or harbor any animal other than a dog including fowl which howls, barks, meows, squawks or makes other sounds during the day or night at frequent and/or extended periods of time so as to be a nuisance to one or more persons occupying a house or houses in any immediate neighborhood thereby preventing such person or persons from the comfortable enjoyment of their homes.
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