Statesboro Georgia Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Statesboro Georgia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNot specifically addressed-NOISE ORDINANCES APPLY
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, noise, zoning, sanititation restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Additional InformationSec. 10-4. Livestock and fowl running at large prohibited; impoundment. (a) Livestock running at large prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any hogs, cattle, horses, mules, goats, sheep or other livestock to run loose or at large on the streets, commons or unenclosed places within the corporate limits of the city. (b) Impoundment of livestock; redemption by owner. All livestock found on the streets, commons or unenclosed lots within the corporate limits of the city in violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be impounded by any police officer of the city, or by any person specially authorized by the mayor and council. Stock so impounded shall be delivered to the owner, if demanded by him, upon payment by the owner to the official in charge of the pound of all proper costs of impounding. (c) Fowl running at large. No owner or keeper of any fowl within the corporate limits of the city shall permit such fowl to roam at large on the enclosed premises of another, or on any streets, public places or vacant lots in the city, and the police are hereby authorized and empowered to seize such fowl whenever they be found in the city and impound such fowl and dispose of them under the same rules and regulations as impounded cattle and hogs in the city are disposed of, provided that the party molested notify the owner or keeper of such molesting fowl either in writing or through the chief of police. (d) Sale of impounded animals. (1) Notice of sale. Whenever any animal is impounded pursuant to this section and remains unclaimed for 48 hours, the police shall immediately cause notice of the taking up of such animal, with the description of the animal, to be posted in at least three public and conspicuous places within the city, with notice that the animal will be sold, stating the place and time, which shall be not less than five days from the posting of the notice. In the notice, the owner shall be required to come forward before the sale and claim the animal, and such animal shall be delivered to the owner upon the payment of the charges provided for in subsection (b) of this section and upon the payment by him of the costs of feeding and caring for such animal for each day or part of a day that such animal has been confined in the pound. (2) Conduct of sale; disposition of proceeds. If any animal is not claimed before the sale, the police shall proceed to sell the animal to the highest bidder, and the proceeds of the sale, after paying all expenses incurred, shall be deposited with the clerk, to be refunded to the former owner of the animal sold upon proof of ownership, provided the proceeds are claimed within three months of the sale, otherwise the surplus proceeds shall be turned into the city treasury. (e) Time limit for claims for money from sale of impounded animals. All claims for money arising from the sale of animals or fowl impounded under and by virtue of any of the ordinances of the city, to be collectible, must be presented to the city authorities within three months after the sale thereof. (Code 1987, ยงยง 3-3--3-7) (6) Animals and birds. No person shall own, possess or harbor any animal or fowl which howls, barks, or emits audible sounds that are unreasonably loud or disturbing and which are of such character, intensity, and duration as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. For the purposes of this article, \"barking dog\" is defined as: a dog that barks, bays, cries, howls, or makes any other noise to create a nuisance to any person at any time of day or night regardless of whether the dog is physically situated in or upon private property.
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