Tallahassee Florida Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Tallahassee Florida Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedRESTRICTIONS ON SALES
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsPlease see exception 2
    City/Organization Contact nameTallahassee FL
    Additional Information) Prohibited. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to keep within the city any livestock or fowl. (b) Special permits. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), the city commission may, by special permit, authorize the keeping of livestock or fowl of any kind or nature for exhibition and display purposes at any place within the city limits which may be approved by the commission under the provisions of all ordinances, sanitary rules and regulations, and such rules and regulations as may be promulgated by an ordinance or rule or regulation of the city commission or the city manager. (c) Violations. Any person who shall keep livestock or fowl within the limits of the city in violation of this section, or after a permit which has been issued to him has been revoked, or shall otherwise fail to comply with the provisions of this section or any rule or regulation promulgated hereunder by the city commission or the city manager, shall be guilty of a violation of this Code. Any animal kept in violation of this section may be impounded by appropriate authority. (d) Exceptions. This shall not apply to: (1) Any bona fide research and instructional programs conducted by any university entirely on university property, or to any government project instituted specifically for the control and management of invasive plant growth within the city limits. (2) The keeping of female chickens (hens) for non-commercial purposes so long as they are confined in a securely enclosed yard or pen at all times and are kept no closer than 20 feet to neighboring dwellings. In addition, a single rooster may be kept in conjunction with said hens for the purpose of flock sustainability. (3) Any horse or fowl kept on tracts of land within the city limits that consist of five or more contiguous acres or any other livestock kept on 15 or more contiguous acres. (4) Any livestock or fowl that can be shown by the owners to have been permanently and lawfully residing in the city at the time of passage of the ordinance from which this chapter derives.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=19980&stateId=9&stateName=Florida
    Information Last Updated2011-04-28 22:47:35

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  1. dkowalski87
    Hens may be kept within Tallahassee city limits on properties that are at least 5 acres in size OR
    Hens may be kept on any other property in a secured yard or pen, provided that they cannot come within 20 feet of a neighbor's house.
    Also, a single rooster may be kept along with the hens where hens are permitted. However, even when a rooster is being kept in compliance with these rules, it can still be removed by police if it is in conflict with noise ordinances that are found in some neighborhoods.

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