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Rochester Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

By Coopa Cabana, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Coopa Cabana
    Rochester Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed3
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsAll chicken coops and runs must be located at least 25 feet from any dwelling on any other premises. All chicken coops must meet the requirements of the building and zoning codes, must not exceed ten square feet per chicken and must not exceed six feet in total height. Attached fenced-in chicken runs must not exceed 20 square feet per chicken and must not exceed six feet in total height. Chicken runs may be enclosed with wood and/or woven wire materials, and allow chickens to contact the ground. Chicken feed and manure must be kept in rodent and raccoon proof containers and must not be placed in yard compost piles. ground rodent (A). (B) Elevated with a clear open space of at least 24 inches between the surface and framing/floor of the cooper; or The coop floor, foundation and footings must be constructed using resistant concrete construction.
    City/Organization Contact nameCity of Rochester Minnesota 201 4th Street SE Room 247 Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map) Phone: 507-328-2100 Fax: 507-328-2727
    Additional InformationOrdinance Covers: Chickens Limited, 113A.01 Definitions, 113A.011 Permit, 113A.02 Confinement, 113A.03 Chicken Coops, 113A.04 Conditions, 113A.05 Violations, 113A.06 113A. CHICKENS 113A.01. Chickens Limited. It is unlawful for any person to keep or harbor chickens on any premises unless issued a permit to do so as provided in this chapter or except as specifically allowed under section 62.148. No permit shall be issued for the keeping or harboring of more than three hen chickens on any premises. No permit shall be issued for the keeping of any rooster chicken on any premises. 113A.011. Definitions. The term “Chicken Coop” means a structure for housing chickens made of wood or other similar materials that provides shelter from the elements. The term “Chicken Run” means an enclosed outside yard for keeping chickens. The term “Premises” means any platted lot or group of contiguous lots, parcels or tracts of land 113A.02. Permit. No person shall maintain a chicken coop and run unless they have been granted a permit by the common council. The permit shall be subject to all terms and conditions of this chapter and any additional conditions deemed necessary by the council to protect the public health, safety and welfare. The necessary permit applications are available in the City Clerk’s Office. Included with the completed application must be a scaled diagram that indicates the location of any chicken coop and run, and the approximate size and distance from adjoining structures and property lines. A permit for the keeping of chickens may be revoked or suspended by the council for any violation of chapter 113A following written notice and a public hearing. A fee of $20.00 will be charged for each permit which shall expire on December 31st of the second year of the permit. 113A.03. Confinement. Every person who owns, controls, keeps maintains or harbors hen chickens must keep them confined at all times while in the city in a chicken coop and chicken run. Any coop and run shall be screened with a solid fence or landscaped buffer with a minimum height of four feet. Any coop and run shall be at least 25 feet from any residential structure on any other premises 113A.04. Chicken Coops. . Subdivision 1. All chicken coops and runs must be located at least 25 feet from any dwelling on any other premises. All chicken coops must meet the requirements of the building and zoning codes, must not exceed ten square feet per chicken and must not exceed six feet in total height. Attached fenced-in chicken runs must not exceed 20 square feet per chicken and must not exceed six feet in total height. Chicken runs may be enclosed with wood and/or woven wire materials, and allow chickens to contact the ground. Chicken feed and manure must be kept in rodent and raccoon proof containers and must not be placed in yard compost piles. ground rodent (A). (B) Elevated with a clear open space of at least 24 inches between the surface and framing/floor of the cooper; or The coop floor, foundation and footings must be constructed using resistant concrete construction. Subd. 2. Chicken coops must either be: 113A.05. Conditions. No person who owns, keeps or harbors hen chickens to permit the premises where the hen chickens are kept to be or remain in an unhealthy, unsanitary or noxious condition or to permit the premises to be in such condition that noxious odors are carried to adjacent public or private property. Any chicken coop and run authorized by permit under this chapter may be inspected at any reasonable time by a city animal control officer or other agent of the city. 113A.06. Violations. Any person who keeps or harbors chickens in the city limits of Rochester without obtaining or maintaining a current permit or after a permit has been suspended or revoked by council action shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor. (2805, 4/7/92; 3838, 11/5/07)
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.ci.rochester.mn.us/departments/attorney/ordinances/106AAnimals.asp
    Information Last Updated2010-04-15 01:19:17

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