San Louis Obispo California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. LarryPQ
    San Louis Obispo California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed25-Zoning Ordinances Apply
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictions1-5 chickens no coop closer than 50ft of any dwelling; 6-25 chickens no coop closer than 75 ft of any dwelling
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional Information6.28.010 Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings: A. “Animals” means and includes horses, ponies, mules, jacks, jennies, cows, bulls, calves, heifers, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits and all other domestic or domesticated animals other than household pets. B. “Household pets” means and includes cats, dogs, canaries, parrots and other kindred animals and birds usually and ordinarily kept as household pets. C. “Poultry” means and includes pigeons, ducks, geese, turkeys, chickens and all other domestic or domesticated fowl other than household pets. (Prior code § 4120) 6.28.020 Animals and poultry running at large—Prohibited—Exceptions. No person shall allow or permit animals or poultry, other then household pets, to run at large upon any public street or place, or to trespass upon the property of another. This provision shall not be construed as permitting the running at large of any household pets who are restricted by the provisions of any other ordinances of this city or by any law applicable thereto. (Prior code § 4120.1) 6.28.030 Animals and poultry running at large Impoundment—Redemption. All animals and poultry if found running at large upon any public road, highway, street, alley, square, park, school ground or other public place, or in or upon any lot, premises or property of another shall be impounded by the poundmaster and provided with proper care and attention, food and water. The poundmaster shall keep all animals and poultry for a period of three days unless the same is sooner reclaimed or redeemed by the owner or person having control thereof. Such redemption by the owner or person having control thereof, shall be made by signing an affidavit, under penalty of perjury, declaring ownership or by exhibiting proof of ownership to the satisfaction of the poundmaster and by paying to the poundmaster any charges imposed thereon in accordance with a schedule to be approved by the council. Upon such redemption being made, the poundmaster shall release such animals and poultry; provided, however, that in all cases any charges provided for keeping such animals and poultry must be paid. (Prior code § 4120.3) 6.28.040 Disposition of impounded animals and poultry. At any time after the expiration of the period of three days, the poundmaster may, without further notice, and without advertising in any manner, sell, give away, or dispose of in a humane manner, any animals or poultry not reclaimed or redeemed as set out in Section 6.28.030. Provided, however, the poundmaster may not sell, give away, or transfer title to any animals or poultry for any of the purposes as set forth in Section 6.12.080. (Prior code § 4120.4) 6.28.050 Unsanitary conditions prohibited. No person shall keep upon any premises, any animals, poultry or household pets in a foul, offensive, obnoxious, filthy or unsanitary condition. (Prior code § 4120.2) 6.28.060 Keeping of animals—Limitations and regulations. A. Poultry and Rabbits. 1. No person shall keep upon any premises in the city any poultry or rabbits: a. Within fifty feet of any dwelling; or b. If more than five in all of any such rabbits or poultry are kept, within seventy-five feet of any dwelling. 2. No person shall keep upon any premises in the city more than twenty-five such rabbits or poultry, except by special permit of the council first had and obtained, or keep any rooster of crowing age within one hundred feet of any dwelling. This provision limiting the maximum number of rabbits or poultry shall not be retroactive or effective as to rabbit or poultry ranches or processing plants actually in operation on the effective date of the ordinance codified herein. 3. The owners or persons in charge of such rabbits or poultry kept in the city shall provide suitable houses or cotes with board or cement floors in each and every house and cote, and the houses, cotes or pens shall at all times be kept clean.
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  1. chickypeps
    Um, it's San Luis Obispo. Not Louis.

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