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Santa Clara California Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Santa Clara California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedZONING ORDINCANCES APPLY.
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, zoning, sanitation, and noise ordinances apply.
    City/Organization Contact namePermit needed for building the coop.
    Additional Information6.15.010 Keeping of certain animals and fowl – Generally. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any equine animal, any bovine animal, any sheep, hog or goat, any live hare, rabbit, chicken, duck, turkey, goose, pigeon or other fowl except as provided in this chapter. (b) Any person maintaining any such animal or fowl within the city shall keep the premises upon which such is kept fenced, or if such animal is staked, so as to keep the animal or fowl from leaving the premises upon which such is kept, and shall not permit such animal or fowl to run at large upon the street or upon the property of any other person. (Ord. 1205 § 1, 2-18-69. Formerly § 3-18). 6.15.020 Nearness to dwelling. (a) No person shall keep any live hare, rabbit, chicken, turkey, goose, duck, pigeon, game bird or other fowl or exotic animal within fifty (50) feet of any dwelling unit other than the dwelling unit of the owner of such animal or fowl, without a permit. (b) No person shall keep any rooster which crows, or is capable of crowing within one hundred (100) feet of any dwelling unit other than the dwelling unit of the person owning or in possession of such rooster, unless proof is presented to the housing coordinator that successful treatment to prevent crowing has been performed. (c) The permit mentioned in subsection (a) of this section shall be issued by the housing coordinator, and only when he finds that each such animal may be maintained at such location without injury to its health and the health and safety of any person. If the housing coordinator does not so find and is not satisfied that the animal may be so maintained without injury to its health and the health and safety of any person, no such permit shall be issued. The failure of the applicant to present concurrently with an application for such permit, written approval of an adult person from each dwelling unit any part of which is within fifty (50) feet in any direction of the proposed location of any such animal where the dwelling unit provides housing for an adult, may in itself provide sufficient cause to deny issuance of the permit. (d) Said permit shall be issued by the housing coordinator only after he is assured to his/her satisfaction that each such animal will be maintained at such location in compliance with the following conditions: (1) Housing facilities for animals shall be structurally sound and shall be maintained in good repair to protect animals from injury. (2) Sanitary condition of all animals and all animal buildings or enclosures shall comply with SCCC 6.15.050. (3) Animal buildings and enclosures shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent the escape of animals and to provide appropriate protection from the elements. (4) All animal buildings, cages and runs shall be of sufficient size to provide adequate and proper housing for animals kept therein. (5) Each animal shall be maintained in a good healthy condition in a manner not causing injury to the health of any animal or the health and safety of any person. (e) Said permit shall set forth whatever conditions the housing coordinator may deem necessary to assure compliance with the provisions of this chapter. (f) Each permit is subject to suspension and revocation whenever an animal is maintained in such a manner that any of the conditions of subsection (d) of this section is violated and in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2.115 SCCC. (g) In case of denial, suspension or revocation of each such permit, the application for the permit and the permit holder shall be advised of rights to appeal provided in Chapter 2.115 SCCC. (Ord. 1205 § 1, 2-18-69; Ord. 1363 § 1, 1-3-78. Formerly § 3-19).
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.codepublishing.com/CA/SantaClara/frameless/index.pl
    Information Last Updated2010-04-15 15:02:53

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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