Sachse Texas Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 15 Roosters Allowed Yes Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions Each animal needs 3 sq feet of floor space, and must be behind the rear building line. City/Organization Contact name Additional Information In general. All owners who keep medium and large livestock within the city must first obtain a permit from the animal warden. The animal warden may make an inspection of the applicant\'s facility to ensure that all sections of this chapter are met before issuing a permit. The animal warden shall have the authority to revoke a permit at any time the owner does not comply with this chapter or any other requirements. The permit shall be valid for a period of five years and must be renewed. In order to qualify for a permit for either medium or large livestock, an owner must have at least one acre of land. A minimum of one-third of that acre shall be set aside for exclusive use by the livestock. For the first full acre two adult large livestock and one immature large livestock under six months will be allowed, or for the first full acre six adult medium livestock, and their immature off spring under six months will be allowed. If a combination of large and medium livestock is desired, it will be calculated that three medium adult livestock will be equal to one adult large livestock. For each additional full acre set aside for exclusive use by the livestock, one additional adult large livestock or three additional adult medium livestock will be allowed. When large and/or medium livestock are to be confined to an enclosed restrictive structure for more than 24 hours a minimum floor space of 144 square feet for large livestock, and 20 square feet for medium livestock shall be provided for each animal for their exclusive use. Small livestock may be kept on any property in the city if all other requirements of this chapter are met. All small, medium and large livestock shall be contained on the owners premises by a fence constructed as provided in this chapter. Owners of small livestock will be allowed to keep a maximum of 15 adult livestock over six months of age. All small livestock shall be in an enclosed cage or fence and be provided a shelter with a minimum of three square feet of floor space per animal. All livestock kept on property used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes shall be contained behind the rear building line. If additional adjacent land is available the owner may request a variance from the animal warden, and it shall be recorded on the owner\'s permit. Livestock kept on property zoned agricultural or residential estate may be contained in front of the rear building line. No livestock shall be kept on property used for multifamily dwellings. Link for more Information http://search.municode.com/html/13544/level2/HORUCH_CH2ANCO.html#HORUCH_CH2ANCO_S2-36LIFOPERE Information Last Updated 2011-07-24 23:15:28
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