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Pleasant Grove Utah Chicken Ordinance

By jaydweight, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. jaydweight
    Pleasant Grove Utah Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed12
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop Restrictions4. Coop Structure/Setbacks: Chickens/hens require a coop structure to house them at night. This coop structure is to provide at least two (2) square feet of floor area per chicken/hen. If an owner chooses not to allow the chickens/hens to roam, then a minimum of six (6) square feet of floor area per chicken/hen is required. Coops must be structurally sound, clean, well ventilated, and predatorproof. All chicken coops are to be located a minimum of five feet (5') from the nearest property line, and a minimum six feet (6') from the primary dwelling. Coop structures shall be a minimum thirty feet (30') from any neighboring dwelling. Coop structures shall meet the following additional standards: a. Coop is to have solid walls on all sides, except for opening for access; b. Must have a solid roof; c. Built to prevent intrusion, including burrowing of all types of rodents, vermin, and predatory animals; d. Residents wanting to keep chickens must first obtain an accessory building permit for the coop structure from the community development director or designee.
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    Additional InformationChickens/Hens (No Roosters): Subject to meeting all the requirements of this section, chickens/hens are permitted in all residential zones for personal/family poultry and egg consumption. Chickens/hens shall only be permitted after applicants visit the community development department and sign the chicken registry form, pay the required fee of thirty five dollars ($35.00), and also complete an accessory building permit. Chickens/hens shall not be deemed as household pets. The keeping of roosters is prohibited. The following requirements shall apply: 1. Minimum Lot Size: Chickens shall be allowed on all R-1 zoned lots/parcels having a minimum lot area of seven thousand (7,000) square feet. 2. Number Allowed: Beginning with the smallest lot size of seven thousand (7,000) square feet, four (4) chickens shall be allowed. The number of chickens shall not increase until the next threshold in lot size is reached. For example, lot sizes between ten thousand (10,000) and fourteen thousand nine hundred ninety nine (14,999) may have up to six (6) chickens. Please see the table below: Lot Size Minimum Number Of Chickens/Hens 7,000 4 10,000 6 15,000 8 18,000 10 21,000 + 12 3. Location: Chickens/hens may have a yard area to roam during the day outside of the coop structure. This outdoor yard area shall only be allowed in the designated rear yard or the street side yard for corner lots. The yard area and coop must be hidden from view from all public streets. Please see subsection F6 of this section for additional details on screening requirements for the yard area. 4. Coop Structure/Setbacks: Chickens/hens require a coop structure to house them at night. This coop structure is to provide at least two (2) square feet of floor area per chicken/hen. If an owner chooses not to allow the chickens/hens to roam, then a minimum of six (6) square feet of floor area per chicken/hen is required. Coops must be structurally sound, clean, well ventilated, and predatorproof. All chicken coops are to be located a minimum of five feet (5\') from the nearest property line, and a minimum six feet (6\') from the primary dwelling. Coop structures shall be a minimum thirty feet (30\') from any neighboring dwelling. Coop structures shall meet the following additional standards: a. Coop is to have solid walls on all sides, except for opening for access; b. Must have a solid roof; c. Built to prevent intrusion, including burrowing of all types of rodents, vermin, and predatory animals; d. Residents wanting to keep chickens must first obtain an accessory building permit for the coop structure from the community development director or designee. 5. Maintenance: Owners are to maintain coops in a neat and sanitary condition. Coops are to be cleaned weekly or more often if necessary to prevent any odors detectable at the neighboring property line. Dead birds and unused eggs must be removed within twenty four (24) hours or less and shall be discarded from public view. 6. Screening: The yard area in which the chickens/hens roam, and where the coop is located, are to be screened from any public street. Property owners may use their existing yard and fencing as long as they meet the requirements of this section. The intent is to minimize the visual impact as well as provide containment. To meet this intent, owners must use solid/sight obscuring fencing materials. If a new fence is required, then residents must first obtain a fence permit from the community development department prior to installing the fence. Chickens/hens shall not be permitted to roam outside the screened yard area. 7. Feed: Feed shall be stored and dispensed in rodent and predator proof containers. 8. Poultry: Chickens may be used for meat consumption; however, no slaughtering shall be permitted on site. The disposal of hens that no longer lay eggs is to also be done off site. 9. Enforcement: Chickens/hens shall not be kept on a single-family residential lot, according to the standards set above, without first obtaining an accessory building permit from community development. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any chickens/hens in a manner contrary to the provisions of this section. Any such violation shall be an infraction. 10. Principal Use: The principal use on a lot or parcel with chickens/hens shall continue to be a single-family dwelling, duplex or twin home.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.sterlingcodifiers.com/codebook/index.php?book_id=506
    Information Last Updated2011-04-05 16:15:25

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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