San Jose California Chicken Ordinance

By boehmet · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
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    San Jose California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed6 (no permit), 10 (permit) or 20 (permit) based on distance to dwellings
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsdistance to neighbor dwellings
    City/Organization Contact nameSan Jose Code Enforcement Division 170 W. San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95113 tel. (408) 277-4528 fax (408) 277-3920
    Additional InformationText of municipal code: 7.10.205 Small animals. \"Small animals\" means rabbits, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, doves, pigeons, game birds, or other fowl. (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.700 Permit requirement - Exemption. A. It is unlawful for any person to maintain livestock or more than six (6) small animals without a permit. (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.810 Side setback area. It is unlawful for any person to keep livestock or small animals subject to a permit under this Part within any side setback area as defined by San José Municipal Code Section 20.200.1110. (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.815 Proximity to dwelling unit - Small animals. It is unlawful to maintain more than the maximum number of small animals either of the same type or combination thereof within the designated distances as set forth below in this section. Designated distances are the distance measured from the enclosure or structure housing such small animals to the nearest dwelling unit other than the permittee\'s. Designated Distance: Maximum Number of Small Animals Less than 20 feet: 0 More than 20 feet but less than 40 feet: 6 More than 40 feet but less than 50 feet: 10 More than 50 feet: 20 (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.820 Roosters prohibited. It is unlawful for any person to maintain a rooster over four (4) months of age. (Ord. 28079.)
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    Information Last Updated2010-03-27 21:14:17

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  1. FarmerGirl101
    i have 11 hens and my neighbor has 70+ birds but we do not need a permit so it does depend on the area of San Jose
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