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Troutville Botetourt County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

By pusskatkins, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Troutville/Botetourt County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowedunlimited
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsEach stable, pen, coop or other place where any animal or fowl is kept shall be maintained at all times in a safe and sanitary condition. Solid and liquid waste matter shall be removed as frequently as may be necessary to prevent offensive odors or to prevent accumulations constituting a hazard to the health or safety of any person.
    City/Organization Contact nameCounty of Botetourt,Virginia,540-473-8220,
    Additional InformationSec. 4-2. Lawful fences as to livestock. (a) Pursuant to the provisions of section 55-310 of the Code of Virginia, the board of supervisors hereby declares that all fences and the boundary line of each lot or tract of land on each side of each public road in the county shall be lawful fences as to any livestock domesticated by man. (b) It shall be unlawful and a Class 4 misdemeanor for the owner or person having the care and custody of any livestock domesticated by man to permit any such animal, as to which the fences or boundaries of lots or tracts of land are made lawful fences by this section, to run at large beyond the limits of his own land within the county. (Code 1977, § 4-1) Cross References: Penalty for Class 4 misdemeanor, § 1-11. State Law References: Authority for subsection (a) above, Code of Virginia, § 55-310; provisions similar to subsection (b), § 55-316. Sec. 4-3. Livestock or fowl straying or trespassing. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to allow or permit any fowl or livestock of any description owned or kept by him to stray to any highway or public property or private premises of another, and all fowl and livestock shall be sufficiently confined or fenced by the owner or keeper, so as to prevent such fowl or livestock from trespassing or straying. (b) A violation of this section shall constitute a Class 4 misdemeanor. (Code 1977, § 4-2) Cross References: Penalty for Class 4 misdemeanor, § 1-11. State Law References: Authority of county to prevent animals and fowl from running at large or trespassing, Code of Virginia, §15.2-1218. Sec. 4-4. Maintenance of premises where animals and fowl kept. (a) Each stable, pen, coop or other place where any animal or fowl is kept shall be maintained at all times in a safe and sanitary condition. Solid and liquid waste matter shall be removed as frequently as may be necessary to prevent offensive odors or to prevent accumulations constituting a hazard to the health or safety of any person. (b) Any owner or other person in charge or control of any premises who violates this section shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. (Code 1977, § 4-3) Cross References: Penalty for Class 4 misdemeanor, § 1-11; stables, animal pens, etc., as nuisances, § 14-3(7).
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.co.botetourt.va.us/government/documents/mc/ch004.pdf
    Information Last Updated2010-10-03 17:05:39

    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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