Sacramento California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
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    Sacramento California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedZONING RESTRICTIONS APPLY. EA2, EA3, EA4
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, sanitation, zoning restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional Information9.44.340 Keeping of livestock in the city. A. Except as provided in subsection B of this section, and in Section 9.44.350 of this chapter, it is unlawful to keep, harbor, or maintain any bovine animal, horse, mule, burro, sheep, goat, chicken, duck, turkey, goose or other domestic livestock or poultry on any parcel of property located in the city. B. Subsection A of this section shall not apply: 1. To any parcel of property zoned for agricultural uses by applicable provisions of the zoning ordinance of the city or to any property zoned rural estates and located within the area bounded by Sotnip Road on the south, Sorento Road on the west, and East Levee Road on the north and east (and generally known as Valley View Acres), or to any property zoned M-1(S)R-AOL and located with the area fronting on Ascot Avenue and bounded by Dry Creek Road on the west and Raley Boulevard on the east (and generally known as the Ascot Avenue overlay zone). 2. Where such keeping, harboring, or maintaining of such animals would constitute a valid nonconforming use under the applicable provisions of the zoning ordinance of the city. 3. To the keeping, harboring, or maintaining of no more than a total of ten (10) such animals, each weighing no more than two hundred fifty (250) pounds, if the parcel on which they are kept is owned by a charitable organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is ten (10) acres or larger in size, if the animals are confined to an enclosure which complies with Section 9.44.360 of this chapter except when adequately tethered elsewhere on the property, and if the animals are an integral part of a therapeutic program offered by the organization and supervised by a California licensed physician and surgeon, psychologist, clinical social worker, or marriage, family and child counselor. C. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to authorize anyone to keep, harbor or maintain any such animal in violation of any other applicable law. D. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to supersede Section 9.44.320 of this chapter. (Prior code ยง 6.05.052) L. Animals, Birds, Fowls. The keeping of any animal, fowl, or bird which by causing frequent or long continued noise shall disturb the comfort or repose of persons in the vicinity.
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