Ranson West Virginia Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed Not Stated Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions Zoning, sanitation, proximity, building restrictions apply City/Organization Contact name (304)725-1010 Additional Information Sec. 4-1. - Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them: Animal warden: The person designated as such by the governing body. At large: Any animal or fowl when not upon property owned or lawfully occupied by its keeper, or when upon the property of another without the consent of the owner or lawful occupant of such property, shall be deemed to be at large unless such animal or fowl is held on a leash or otherwise under the effective control of a responsible person. Dog: Any canine animal. Keeper: Any person owning or having possession or custody of an animal or fowl or any person keeping, harboring or caring for an animal or fowl; thus, the owner of an animal or fowl shall continue to be a keeper thereof even though another person may be harboring or caring for such animal or fowl and is likewise a keeper thereof. (Code 1983, § 4-101) Sec. 4-2. - Animals and fowl prohibited at large; impoundment and disposition. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any horse, mule, jack, jennet, swine, cow, cattle, hog, pig, shoat, goat, poultry or other fowl owned or kept by such person to run at large within the city; and any such animal or fowl found at large within the city shall be taken up by the animal warden and impounded at a public pound or other suitable place and kept there for at least three days. Whenever possible, its owner or other keeper shall be notified of such happening and the manner in which the animal or fowl may be redeemed. Redemption may be accomplished by the payment of an impounding fee of $1.00, plus the cost of care, feeding and shelter, such payment to be made within two days from the date of such notice. Any animal or fowl not so redeemed may be sold at a public sale to recover the impoundment fee and costs herein mentioned; and if no buyer is found the animal or fowl in question may be destroyed or given away to some responsible person. (b) The proceeds of any sale under subsection (a) of this section which are in excess of the impoundment fee, cost of care, feeding and shelter, and the cost of sale shall be turned over by the animal warden to the city treasurer and shall be held by the treasurer until claimed by the owner of the animal or fowl in question within three months of the sale; and if no claim is made within such time such proceeds so held shall be credited to the general fund of the city. (Code 1983, § 4-102) Link for more Information http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=14357&stateId=48&stateName=West Virginia Information Last Updated 2010-04-29 21:33:39
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