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Pasadena,Texas Chicken Laws / Ordinances

By mjolrdanlmj, May 24, 2014 | |
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    <CITY AND STATE> Chicken Ordinance



    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationyes
    Max Chickens Allowednot specified
    Roosters Allowednot specified
    Permit Requiredno, unless for commercial purposes
    Coop Restrictions
    Sec. 6-8. Keeping of fowl or rabbits near residences.[​IMG]
    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor or maintain any poultry, fowl or rabbits within fifty (50) feet of any residence within the city.
    Sec. 6-9. Maintenance of premises where fowl or rabbits kept.[​IMG]
    (a)
    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, maintain or permit the presence of any poultry, fowl or rabbits on any lot or parcel of land in the city in any unsanitary condition. The floors of any room, coop, box or compartment in which poultry, fowl or rabbits are kept shall be scraped and thoroughly cleaned at least once in every twenty-four (24) hours and so maintained that no odors are emitted therefrom.
    (b)
    The interior of any structure in which poultry, fowl or rabbits are kept shall be whitewashed at least once every six (6) months and sprayed with an effective disinfectant on the roosting places at least once in each calendar month, and kept covered with deep dry litter to discourage insects, fleas, mites and flies.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Pasadena Texas Animal Control and Adoptions - 281-991-0602
    Council members can be reached by calling
    (713) 475-7858
    Additional Information
    These are the ordinances off the City Of Pasadena, Texas website...
    https://library.municode.com/HTML/10137/level2/COOR_CH6ANFOET.html
    Sec. 6-7. Fowl not to run at large.[​IMG]
    It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any chicken, duck, goose, guinea or other domesticated fowl owned or kept by him to run at large within the city limits. Any domesticated fowl not confined in an enclosure, but permitted to stray or roam at pleasure on property other than the premises of the owner, shall be deemed "at large" in violation of this section.
    (Code 1964, § 4-7)
    Sec. 6-8. Keeping of fowl or rabbits near residences.[​IMG]
    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor or maintain any poultry, fowl or rabbits within fifty (50) feet of any residence within the city.
    (Code 1964, § 4-7.1)
    Sec. 6-9. Maintenance of premises where fowl or rabbits kept.[​IMG]
    (a)
    It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, maintain or permit the presence of any poultry, fowl or rabbits on any lot or parcel of land in the city in any unsanitary condition. The floors of any room, coop, box or compartment in which poultry, fowl or rabbits are kept shall be scraped and thoroughly cleaned at least once in every twenty-four (24) hours and so maintained that no odors are emitted therefrom.
    (b)
    The interior of any structure in which poultry, fowl or rabbits are kept shall be whitewashed at least once every six (6) months and sprayed with an effective disinfectant on the roosting places at least once in each calendar month, and kept covered with deep dry litter to discourage insects, fleas, mites and flies.
    (c)
    Any premises not maintained in accord with this section is hereby declared to constitute a nuisance and any police officer or the director of public health shall order the owner or occupant of such premises to remove and abate such nuisance, at his own expense, within a time not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours. Such order shall be sufficient if delivered orally to such owner or occupant or to his representative, if such owner or occupant cannot be found within the city, or such order may be in writing. When such order is written, it shall be served by a police officer or the director of public health by delivering a copy thereof to the owner, occupant or agent of such property. If the owner or agent of the property is unknown or absent, with no known representative or agent upon whom the notice can be served, the police officer or the director of public health shall post a written or printed notice upon the property or premises setting forth that, unless the nuisance is removed or abated within twenty-four (24) hours, at the expense of the owner or occupant, the nuisance will be abated by the city at the expense of the owner.
    (d)
    If the nuisance provided for in this section is not abated within twenty-four (24) hours after the above order or notice is given, all poultry, fowl and rabbits found on the premises shall be removed by the city and impounded at the city pound. If, within forty-eight (48) hours after any poultry, fowl or rabbits are so impounded, the owner thereof pays the cost of abating the nuisance and agrees that, upon the return of such poultry, fowl or rabbits, he will forthwith maintain or dispose of such poultry, fowl or rabbits in a manner which does not violate any ordinance of the city, such poultry, fowl or rabbits shall be released to him.
    (e)
    If the owner of poultry, fowl or rabbits impounded under this section shall fail, neglect or refuse to call at the city pound within forty-eight (48) hours after the impounding to pay the cost of abating such nuisance and agree to maintain or dispose of such poultry, fowl or rabbits in a manner which does not violate any ordinance of the city, the director of public health shall sell the poultry, fowl or rabbits to a poultry dealer and immediately turn the proceeds over to the city controller, who will credit the amount against the cost of abating the nuisance and pay over the excess, if any, to the owner of such poultry, fowl or rabbits.
    (Code 1964, § 4-8)
    Sec. 6-10. Keeping of fowl for commercial purposes—Permit.[​IMG]
    (a)
    It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the keeping of birds or fowl for commercial purposes without first obtaining a permit from the city to engage in such enterprise, which permit shall be issued by the city when the applicant therefor has satisfied a majority of the members of the city council that the place for the conduct of such business will be constructed in accordance with the specifications set forth in section 6-11 and that such business will be operated in such a manner as not to be detrimental to the health and welfare of the citizens of the city. For the purposes of this and the following section, the term "commercial purposes" shall mean any purpose other than for home consumption.
    (b)
    Upon the conviction of any permit holder for a violation of section 6-11, he shall, in addition to any penalty assessed for such violation, be subject to having such permit suspended or revoked. However, no such suspension or revocation shall be effective until the following action has been taken by the city:
    (1)
    A committee of five (5) members has been appointed by a majority vote of the city council to inspect the premises of the person found guilty of such violation.
    (2)
    A written report embodying the findings and conclusions of the committee and recommendation by the majority of such members for such suspension or revocation has been submitted at a regular session of the city council.
    (3)
    A resolution is adopted by a majority vote of all members of the city council to suspend or revoke such permit.
    (Code 1964, § 4-9)
    Sec. 6-11. Same—Enclosures.[​IMG]
    It shall be unlawful for any person holding a permit to keep fowl for commercial purposes to keep such fowl in open pens on the ground and they shall be kept in enclosures elevated at least one (1) foot above the ground, the flooring of which shall be of such construction, or shall be covered on the surface by a coating of masonry or other material, so as not to permit the absorption of any refuse, and all necessary openings of such enclosure shall be covered with No. 16 mesh screen wire, and all roosts shall be removable and constructed of a material that will not absorb refuse and shall be taken from the enclosure each day and thoroughly washed, disinfected and deodorized. Each enclosure shall contain a drain located and built in such a manner so as to permit a thorough washing thereof and drainage into city sewer lines or into a portable receptacle that can be closed with an airtight lid, and in the event a portable receptacle is used, it must be removed immediately after each washing of the enclosure and the refuse therein contained and delivered to the city garbage disposal grounds and there treated by such person in such a manner as to prevent a health hazard. Each of such enclosures shall be thoroughly washed at least once each day and disinfected and deodorized at least once each day by the use of accepted and standard disinfectants and deodorants designed for such purpose.
    Link for more Informationhttps://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10137&stateId=43&stateName=Texas
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