Plainfield Illinois Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 10 animals of any combination Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Needs to be housed 100 feet from any occupied residence other than owner. City/Organization Contact name Village of Plainfield 24401 W. Lockport Street Plainfield, IL 60544 815-436-7093 Additional Information Sec. 6-106. Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Altered animal means an animal which has been spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian and which has thereby been rendered incapable of reproduction. Animal means any living vertebrate creature, domestic or wild, not including man. Animal shelter means any facility operated, owned or maintained by a duly incorporated humane society, animal welfare society or other nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide for and promote the welfare, protection and humane treatment of animals. At large means any animal when off the property of its owner, the owner\'s designee or other responsible person, not under the control of that person. Attack means any aggressive, menacing or vicious physical contact between any dog and any person or other animal, including but not limited to, contact of the mouth or teeth of the dog with the victim of the attack and any striking of the victim of the attack by the paws of any dog regardless of whether or not such actions result in injuries of any kind sustained by the victim. Bite means seizure with the teeth or jaws of an animal so that the skin of the human being or other animal has been pierced or broken. Cat means any animal of the family Felidae. Dangerous animal means any animal which, without provocation, attacks or injures another animal or a person who is peaceably conducting itself or himself in any place where he lawfully may be. Dangerous animals shall also include any animal which, because of its vicious propensity or other characteristics, would constitute a danger to human life, property or domestic animals if not restrained or kept in a safe manner. Department of agriculture means the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois. Dog means any member of the Canine family. Fowl means any domesticated birds, poultry or water fowl. Guide dog means a dog trained and used to aid the blind or hearing impaired. provided that the owner of such dog complies with the provisions contained in 510 ILCS 5/8 et seq. Inoculation against rabies means the injection of an antirabies vaccine approved by the department of agriculture. K-9 dog means a dog trained and used in the performance of official police duties authorized by the chief of police. Kennel operator means any person who operates an establishment, other than an animal shelter, where dogs and/or cats are maintained for boarding, training or similar purposes for a fee or compensation. Leash means a cord, rope, strap, chain or other secure lead of sufficient strength and designed for the purpose of securing an animal, with which an animal may be controlled by the person accompanying it. This definition includes retractable leashes only when such a leash is secured to an animal whose weight is within the intended weight restrictions of the retractable leash. Livestock means any cattle, calves, sheep, swine, horses, ponies, mules, donkeys, chickens, turkeys, goats or other animals, other than fowl, which can or may be used in and for the preparation of meat or meat products for consumption by human beings or animals. For purposes of this chapter, miniature pigs shall not be considered livestock. Nuisance means any animal or animals which chase passersby or passing vehicles, attack other animals or persons, is at large at any time, damages public property or private property of a person who is not the owner of the animal at the time the damage occurs, or barks, howls, cries, meows, or runs at large so as to disrupt or disturb the peace. An animal nuisance is the responsibility of the owner. Owner means any person having a right of property in an animal, who keeps or harbors an animal, who has an animal in his care, who acts as a custodian of any animal, or who knowingly permits any domestic animal to remain on or about any premises occupied by him or her. Person means any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association or other legal entity. Pet shop operator means any person who operates an establishment, other than a pound or animal shelter, where animals are sold, offered for sale, exchanged, or offered for adoption with or without charge. A person who sells, offers to sell, exchanges or offers for adoption only such animals that he has produced and raised shall not be considered a pet shop operator. Public nuisance means any animal or animals which (a) chases passersby or passing vehicles; (b) attacks other animals; (c) is at large three (3) or more times within a year\'s time; (d) damages private property or public property; or (e) barks, howls, cries or runs at large so as to disrupt the peace of the neighborhood. Serious physical injury means any physical injury that creates a substantial risk of death or causes death, serious disfigurement, protracted impairment of health, impairment of function of any bodily organ or requires plastic surgery. Shade means protection from the direct rays of the sun during the months of June through September. Shelter means a moisture proof structure of suitable size to accommodate the animal intended for its use, and made of durable material with a solid floor and with sufficient quantity of suitable bedding. Torture means infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the animal. Under restraint means the animal is (a) controlled by its owner by means of a leash no more than six (6) feet in length held by the owner and securely fastened to a collar or harness attached to the animal; (b) securely enclosed in a vehicle being driven or parked on the streets of the village; or (c) securely enclosed, confined or restrained within the property limits of the animal\'s owner where it lawfully may be so as to be unable to enter the public way or the property of other persons. Veterinary hospital means any place used for the treatment of animals operated by a licensed veterinarian and licensed by the State of Illinois. Vicious animal means any animal which, when unprovoked has: (1) Bitten or attacked any person or other animal on public or private property; (2) A known tendency, propensity or disposition to attack persons or animals without provocation; (3) Caused serious physical injury to a person or animal; (4) Been found to be a dangerous dog on three (3) separate occasions; or (5) Been declared a vicious dog as defined in the Illinois Animal Control Act by a Court of competent jurisdiction and an order has been entered based on that finding. Wild animal means all naturally wild animal native to the State of Illinois. (Ord. No. 2738, § 3, 3-3-08) Sec. 6-107. Keeping of fowl and livestock. (a) Minimum land area. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any fowl or livestock anywhere within the village on any lot, piece or parcel of land less than five (5) acres in size. (b) Maximum number. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep more than ten (10) livestock or fowl animals, in any combination, in or about any property, building or lot within the village. To otherwise exceed this maximum shall be unlawful. (c) Location of animal pens and refuse. All livestock or fowl permitted to be kept within the village pursuant to this chapter shall be kept in a pen, coop, building or other appropriate enclosure sufficient in size and strength to confine such animal(s) to the owner\'s property. No livestock shall be kept, housed, maintained or pastured within a distance of one hundred (100) feet of (a) any occupied residence other than that of the owner; and (b) any property line adjacent to the owner\'s property. No pen, coop, building or other enclosure used for the purpose of housing fowl shall be erected or maintained within one hundred (100) feet of any occupied residence other than that of the owner. Every person maintaining a pen, coop, building or enclosure for fowl or livestock shall keep such clean, sanitary and free from refuse. All feed for fowl or livestock shall be kept in containers that are rodent-proof until put out for consumption of fowl or livestock. (Ord. No. 2738, § 3, 3-3-08) Link for more Information http://www.plainfield-il.org Information Last Updated 2010-12-22 19:33:20
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