Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Max Chickens Allowedno more than animals dogs + cats + other (chickens)
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredNo
Coop Restrictionscurrently being revised to further limit urban agriculture
City/Organization Contact nameCity of Pittsburgh; Animal Services (412)255-2036
Additional InformationCODE OF ORDINANCES City of PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Codified through Ord. No. 10-2009, enacted May 15, 2009. (Supplement No. 17) Article III, dogs, cats and other animals: § 635.02 FOWL AT LARGE. No person being the owner or in charge of any chickens, geese, ducks, turkey or other fowl shall permit the same to run at large upon any public place, unenclosed lands or the premises of another. (Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92) Source URL http://library4.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=13525&doc_action=whatsnew NOTE\\\" These ordinances are being updated, changes are under consideration for chickens and bees- here is the discussion article by article..... Note this is only in preliminary stages of change the current law is noted above and is vague. Below are sections being updated to include specific regulations pertaining to poultry and bees. 911.04.A.2 Agricultural Uses ******** Currently if poultry are considered agricultural animals and not pets. Agricultural Uses shall be subject to the following standards: (a) The site shall be at least five (5) acres in size; (b) No structure except a dwelling unit shall be located within two hundred (200) feet of any lot line; (c) The sale of agricultural and farm products, nursery stock and poultry shall be permitted only if produced or raised on the premises; (d) Killing or dressing of poultry raised on the premises shall be permitted if conducted entirely within an enclosed building; and (e) The keeping of domestic animals shall be permitted only where there is also a residential use of the property. 912.07 Urban Agriculture (Accessory Use) **** new section currently being written 912.07.B Urban Agriculture (Accessory Use) With Animals **** new section currently being written
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Information Last Updated2010-03-21 00:00:00

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