St. George Utah Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed 6 - 6,000 sq foot lot; 1 more for each additional 1000 sq ft lot, not to exceed 16 total Roosters Allowed No Permit Required No Coop Restrictions 50 foot from dwelling; 20 ft from property line unless there is a solid wall City/Organization Contact name City of St. George 175 E 200 North St. George UT 84770 435 627-4000 Additional Information
10-2-1: ZONING DEFINITIONS: AGRICULTURE: The tilling of the soil, raising of crops, horticulture and gardening, but not including the keeping or raising of domestic animals and fowl, except household pets, and not including any agricultural industry or business such as fruit packing plants, fur farms, animal hospitals or similar uses. ========== 10-5-2: PERMITTED USES: The following uses are permitted: Commercial or noncommercial agriculture, dairying, poultry, feeder pigs, not to exceed twelve (12) feeder pigs per acre, and livestock raising and feeding; provided, that buildings and corrals used for housing fowl or animals, storing grain, feed or processing products shall not be located closer than one hundred feet (100\') to any dwelling (except for A-1 districts where the distance is 50 feet1). ========== 10-5-6: MODIFYING REGULATIONS: 2. Not more than thirty (30) poultry or rabbits or other small animals on any lot (30 total small animals). 3. No enclosure, pen or structure for raising of poultry, rabbits or livestock shall be located within fifty feet (50\') of any dwelling on the same or an adjacent lot. (1998 Document § 21-6) ========== 10-7A-2: PERMITTED USES: The following uses are permitted: Church; shall be new construction and shown on a recorded subdivision plat, or be outside of a recorded subdivision plat. Guesthouses. Home occupations, as defined in section 10-2-1 of this title and prescribed in the city home occupation ordinance set forth in title 3, chapter 7 of this code. Household pets; provided, that they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose. Keeping of animals and fowl, as an accessory use to a single-family dwelling, to produce food for the family residing on the subject property, but limited in any event to the following: A. One large animal for a minimum lot area of twelve thousand five hundred (12,500) square feet; two (2) largeanimals for a minimum lot area of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet; and one additional large animal for each ten thousand (10,000) square feet of lot area over twenty thousand (20,000) square feet. Large animals may include horses, cattle, goats, sheep or other animals judged by the planning commission to be compatible with this category of livestock. B. Not more than eight (8) poultry or rabbits or other small animals for every twelve thousand five hundred (12,500) square feet of area, not to exceed thirty (30) poultry or rabbits on any lot. ========== 10-7A-6: MODIFYING REGULATIONS: B. Distance Between Buildings: No two (2) accessory buildings on adjacent properties shall be located closer together than ten feet (10\'). No building, structure or run housing animals or fowl shall be constructed closer than fifty feet (50\') to a dwelling unit on the same or an adjacent lot. (1998 Document § 13-6; amd. 2003 Code) ========== 10-7B-2: PERMITTED USES: The following uses are permitted: Accessory uses and buildings. Church; shall be new construction and shown on a recorded subdivision plat, or be outside of a recorded subdivision plat. Cluster development in the R-1-40 zone as per regulations in subsection 10-7B-6F of this article. Guesthouses. Home gardens and fruit trees, keeping of household pets, etc., but not agricultural industry or business or the keeping of domestic animals and fowl. ========== 10-11-2: USES: Poultry killing and dressing is not permitted in zone M1 and M2, ASBP,AVI, or C-RM
On April 17, 2014, the City of St George amended the lot size requirement to 6,000 sq ft (single family dwelling) to be able to have chickens (up to 6), with 1 additional chicken allowed per additional 1,000 sq ft of lot size, up to a maximum of 16 chickens. All other restrictions remain the same.
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Information Last Updated 2010-03-27 10:03:09
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