Sioux Falls South Dakota Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Apr 13, 2013 · ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Sioux Falls South Dakota Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationyes
    Max Chickens Allowed6
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo, for more than 6
    Coop Restrictionsn/a
    City/Organization Contact nameAnimal Control320 W. 4th St.Sioux Falls, SD 57104(605) 367-7230
    Additional InformationI called and spoke with the animal control officer for the city.He informed me that no poultry is allowed within the city limits...period.Sec. 7-8. Keeping of animals.(a) The keeping of animals on any personal land in the city shall not be on a scale creating a nuisance. This prohibition includes the domestic fowl of the order Galliformes and Gallinaceous birds (fowl-like birds), and the order Anseriformes (water fowl).(b) It is considered a nuisance and shall be unlawful for any person to keep and maintain (other than the care and treatment of injured or abandoned birds and animals by people licensed for that purpose) or to sell native fur bearers, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, lynx, panthers, endangered species, exotic cats, or venomous snakes.(c) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the keeping of (Felis catus) the domestic cat, (Mustela putorius foro) the European polecat otherwise known as the ferret, or (Canis familiaris) the domestic dog, as long as license or permit procedures are followed.(Ord. No. 21-75, § 2, 4-7-75; Ord. No. 22-80, § 1, 3-31-80; Ord. No. 122-95, § 1, 9-18-95)
    Link for more Information$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:siouxfalls_sd
    Information Last Updated2010-03-31 11:47:27

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  1. Mrs Doolittle
    This is incorrect, from my understanding. Tour De'Coop is involved with the revision of the law regarding chickens, and according to them, there is no law against having chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc in city limits, providing they are not a nuisance (sound or smell) to your neighbors. You also need to check with your HOA, if you live in a neighborhood governed by one.

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