Rogers Arkansas Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 4 Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions 2' above ground, 25' from nearest neighbor's residence, single-family dwelling (not allowed in duplexes or appartment buildings) City/Organization Contact name Animal Control Office at 479-621-1197 Additional Information ORDINANCE NO. 06- 100 AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE CONTAINMENT OF FOWL AND OTHER ANIMALS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF ROGERS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROGERS, ARKANSAS: Section 1: It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or allow any domesticated fowl to run at large within the corporate limits of the city. It shall be lawful to keep poultry flocks of any size in A-I zones of the city, so long as they are confined. Section 2: It shall be lawful for any person to keep, permit or allow any fowl within the corporate limits of the city in all other zones, except A-I, under the following terms and conditions: a. No more than four (4) hens shall be allowed for each single-family dwelling. No birds shall be allowed in multi-family complexes, including duplexes. b. No roosters shall be allowed. c. There shall be no outside slaughtering of birds. d. All fowl must be kept at all times in a secure enclosure constructed at least two feet above the surface of the ground. e. Enclosures must be situated at least 25 feet from the nearest neighbor\'s residence. f. Enclosures must be kept in a neat and sanitary condition at all times, and must be cleaned on a regular basis so as to prevent offensive odors. g. Persons wishing to keep fowl within the city must obtain a permit from the Office of the City Clerk, after an inspection and approval by the Office of Animal Control, and must pay a $5.00 annual fee. Section 3: The above Section 2 is not intended to apply to the \'ducks and geese in Lake Atalanta Park, nor to indoor birds kept as pets, such as, but not limited to, parrots or parakeets, nor to the lawful transportation of fowl through the corporate limits of the city. Neither shall it apply to poultry kept in areas of the City which are zoned A-I. Section 4: Fowl currently existing in the city shall not be \"grandfathered\" or permitted to remain after the effective date of this Ordinance; however, owners of the poultry will have 90 days from the effective date to come into compliance with this ordinance. Section 5: That violations of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of up to $500.00. Section 6: That all Ordinances, or parts of Ordinances, in conflict herewith are hereby expressly repealed. Section 7: This ordinance shall take effect 30 days after passage. PASSED this 13th day of June, 2006. Link for more Information http://www.rogersarkansas.com/clerk/chkordinance.asp Information Last Updated 2010-05-29 22:47:37
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