Richmond Missouri Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Richmond Missouri Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, zoning, and noise restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Richmond, MO 205 Summit St. Richmond, MO 64085 Animal Control 776-5826
    Additional InformationSECTION 210.070: LIVESTOCK AND FOWL RUNNING AT LARGE No person shall permit any livestock or fowl to run at large within the corporate limits of the City of Richmond or upon property owned or occupied by another person without the consent of the owner of or person occupying such property. (CC 1974 §4-4; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 24 §6; Ord. No. 1103 §X, 12-17-80) SECTION 210.080: HITCHING ANIMALS -- LEAVING UNATTENDED Any person who shall hitch or tie any animal to any lamppost, fence, ornamental tree, shrub or awning post without the consent of the owner, and any person who shall leave any horse or mule team unhitched and unattended in the City, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. (CC 1974 §4-5; Rev. Ords. 1929, No. 24 §1) SECTION 210.090: FENCING All fences constructed for the purpose of containing animals or fowl as provided herein shall be composed of either posts and rails, posts and palings, posts and wire, or posts and Boards and shall be at least four and one-half (4½) feet in height. All posts shall be set firmly into the ground, not more than eight (8) feet apart, with rails, palings, wire or boards securely fastened thereto and placed a proper distance apart so as to resist the animals or fowl the fence is meant to contain. Fences composed of woven wire, wire netting or wire mesh shall be of sufficient closeness of mesh density as to contain the intended animals or fowl. The erection of any fence composed in whole or in part of barbed wire or which shall be electrified along or adjacent to any public street, avenue, alley, park, cemetery or other public place is prohibited, unless a special permit is granted by the City Council upon application made to it on a form and in a manner as may be prescribed by the City Manager. (CC 1974 §4-6; Ord. No. 1103 §XI, 12-17-80) SECTION 210.100: CITY TO PROVIDE ANIMAL SHELTER The City Council shall provide a suitable animal shelter where all animals found running at large or otherwise in violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be impounded. (CC 1974 §4-7; Ord. No. 746 §3, 3-4-70) SECTION 210.110: OFFICER IN CHARGE OF ANIMAL SHELTER TO KEEP RECORDS The officer in charge of the animal shelter shall keep a record, in a form and manner specified by the City Council, in which he/she shall enter all his/her official transactions, the time when any animal is impounded, a minute description of the same, where found and by whom redeemed; or, when sold, a record of the notice, date of sale, price paid and to whom sold. The record shall be legibly written and kept clean, and there shall be no interlineations or erasures in it. Such record shall be open at all times for inspection by any person. (CC 1974 §4-8; Ord. No. 746 §4, 3-4-70) SECTION 210.120: TURNING ANIMAL LOOSE FOR PURPOSE OF HAVING IT IMPOUNDED PROHIBITED A. It shall be unlawful for any person to turn or cause to be turned loose from any pen or enclosure any animal for the purpose of causing the animal to be impounded. B. Any owner of any domesticated animal wishing to cause the impoundment of their animal will pay a pickup fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The animal will become the property of the City of Richmond. (CC 1974 §4-9; Ord. No. 746 §10, 3-4-70; Ord. No. 1961, 4-13-05) SECTION 210.130: BARKING PROHIBITED No owner shall permit a dog to habitually bark, howl or in other ways be a public nuisance. (CC 1974 §4-10; Ord. No. 1103 §IV, 12-17-80) SECTION 210.140: EXEMPTION OF HOSPITALS, ETC., FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS Hospitals, clinics and other facilities operated by licensed veterinarians for the care and treatment of animals and fowl are exempt from Section 210.050 of this Chapter. The licensing provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to non-residents of the City unless they keep a dog within the City for a period of thirty (30) days or more. (CC 1974 §4-11; Ord. No. 1103 §VII, 12-17-80) SECTION 210.150: LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF ANIMALS It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep or harbor more than three (3) adult animals over the age of six (6) months in a zoned residential neighborhood. Four (4) or more animals will constitute a commercial kennel and require proper zoning and an occupational license issued by the City License Collector. SECTION 210.160: RELEASING OR ABANDONMENT OF ANIMALS OR FOWL No person shall release or abandon any animal to run at large within the corporate limits of the City of Richmond or upon property owned or occupied by another person without the consent of the owner of or person occupying such property. (CC 1974 §4-13; Ord. No. 1103 §IX, 12-17-80) SECTION 210.170: WILD ANIMALS AND FOWL A. An owner or keeper or harborer of any wild animals or fowl shall obtain a special permit issued by the State Wildlife Conservation Department and shall further register such animal or fowl with the City Police Department. B. No wild animal or fowl shall be permitted to run at large at any time within the City; except when such animal or fowl is inside a private building, it shall be kept in a soundly constructed pen which shall provide adequate shelter against weather and the elements, which pen shall be enclosed on all sides in such manner as to prevent the escape of such animal or fowl. (CC 1974 §4-14; Ord. No. 1103 §XII, 12-17-80)
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