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Santa Cruz California Chicken Ordinance

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

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed10- ZONING ORDINANCES APPLY
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsSanitation, proximity, noise, zoning, building restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact namehttp://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=1355 809 Center Street, Room 9 Santa Cruz, California 95060 831-420-5030 Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m - 12 noon • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. CLOSED Friday
    Additional Information24.12.620 DOMESTIC ANIMALS. In any R- District, or in conjunction with any residential uses in any other district, there may be kept on any lot a total of not more than six domestic animals as defined in this title, not more than three of which may be dogs, and not more than one of which may be an unspayed female dog. See Section 24.12.630, Family farm animals. 1. Such animals, except cats, shall under no circumstances be permitted to run at large, but shall be at all times confined within a suitable enclosure (coop or yard) or otherwise be under the control of the owner on the property. Supervision of dogs is covered under Chapter 8.14 of the Municipal Code. 2. Such enclosure shall at all times be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition so as to be at all times free from offensive odors or other nuisance features. 3. No part of any enclosure shall be located less than twenty-five feet from any dwelling, other than the owner’s, or place of business. (Ord. 85-05 § 1 (part), 1985). 24.12.630 FAMILY FARM ANIMALS. In any R- District, or in conjunction with any residential uses in any other district, there may be kept on any lot of at least twenty thousand square feet in area, two large family farm animals and ten small family farm animals. 1. Such animals shall be specifically for use by the family on the site and not be for sale, except in the case of an approved young farmer project. 2. Such animals and poultry shall under no circumstances be permitted to run at large, but shall be confined at all times within a suitable enclosure. 3. Such enclosure shall at all times be maintained in clean and sanitary condition so as to be at all times free from offensive odor or other nuisance features. 4. No part of any enclosure shall be located less than forty feet from any neighbor’s dwelling, and twenty feet from owner’s property line. 5. Only small animals may be butchered on property. 6. Domestic farm animals (those defined as domestic animals in Section 24.22.050) shall be counted as part of the total number of domestic animals permitted on any one property. 7. Where one or more large farm animals or seven or more small farm animals are to be maintained, an administrative use permit shall be required for all family farms. The following shall be considered in the approval of such permits: a. The slope of the land and its bearing on the problems associated with runoff shall be taken into consideration with surface of all corrals and animal areas to be graded so as to prevent the accumulation of storm or casual waters; b. The applicant’s proposed plan for the removal of animal manure from the site and for screening of that portion of the property where animals are to be kept; c. Proposed measures for prevention of adverse impacts, such as noise, on adjacent properties or the neighborhood caused by the keeping of such animals. (Ord. 85-05 § 1 (part), 1985).
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.codepublishing.com/CA/SantaCruz/
    Information Last Updated2010-04-21 10:13:17

    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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