West St Paul Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

By TomMN1 · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. TomMN1
    West St Paul Minnesota Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed2 for city lots under 5 acres
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredYes
    Coop RestrictionsSee below about small animal shelters
    City/Organization Contact nameJohn Remkus City Manager 651-552-4101 Sherrie Le Asst City Mgr/HR Director 651-552-4108
    Additional InformationSection 905.03 - At large definition - Coop/run considerations 905.13 - Noisy animals - doesn\'t call out roosters specifically, but could be included in definition. 905.15, subdivision 3 - Specific ordinance about chickens Chapter 9 - Public Safety Section 905 Animals 905.03. Running at Large. Subd. 1. Definition. A animal is \"running at large\" if it: a. Is not effectively contained within a fenced area; or b. Is on any unfenced area or lot abutting a street, alley, public park, public place or upon any other private land without being effectively restrained by chain, leash or an electronic pet containment device from moving beyond such unfenced area or lot; or c. Is on any street, public park, school grounds or public place without being effectively restrained by chain or leash. Subd. 2. General Rule. The license holder, owner, or keeper of any animal will be responsible for the effective restraint of the animal and must not permit the animal to run at large. Subd. 3. On Owner’s Premises. When an animal is on its owner’s premises, it will be considered to be within the effective direction, supervision and control of the owner. 905.13. Noisy Animals. A person must not keep, harbor, or maintain at any place within the City, any animal that by its barking, howling, whining, or other noises, unreasonably disturbs the peace and quiet of any person in the vicinity. The phrase \"unreasonably disturbs the peace and quiet\" will include, but is not limited to, the creation of any noise by the animals, that can be heard by any person, including a law enforcement officer or animal control officer, from a location outside of the building or premises where the animal is being kept and that animal noise occurs repeatedly over at least a five-minute period of time with one minute or less lapse of time between each animal noise during the five minute period. 905.15. Permit to Keep Certain Animals Subd. 3. Small Animal Shelters. a. Proximity to Certain Uses. A chicken coop, dove cote, dog kennel facility (which is a facility designed to contain more than three (3) dogs, rabbit warren, or other yard or establishment where small animals or fowls are kept, must not be maintained closer than 100 feet from any apartment, hotel, restaurant, boarding house, retail food store, building used for school, religious or hospital purposes, or residence other than occupied by the owner or occupant of the premises where the creatures are kept. b. Keeping at Residence. A person must not keep more than two rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, pigeons or geese, more than four months old on any residential premises less than five acres within the City, except by special written permit issued by the Council after an inspection of the premises and a finding of fact to the effect that no nuisance will be created by their existence. The applicant must provide the City with the names and addresses of all persons residing within 75 feet of applicant’s property; together with payment of a fee set by City Council Resolution. If the applicant provides the City with a signed acknowledgement of surrounding residents stating that they have been informed of the Council hearing date for such permit and that they have no objection, then notice does not need to be given by the City Clerk and no fee needs to be paid by the applicant. Subd. 4. Cleaning Animal Shelters. All structures, pens, coops or yards where animals or fowls are kept or permitted to be, must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, devoid of all rodents and vermin, and free from objectionable odors. The interior walls, ceiling, floors, partitions, appurtenances of all the structures must be whitewashed or painted annually or as often as the City directs. The City, upon the complaint of any individual, will inspect any structure or premises and issue any order as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section. Subd. 5. Animals at Large. The owner, caretaker or custodian of any animal will be responsible for the effective restraint of the animal and must not permit it to be at large within the City. Any animal will be deemed to be at large when it is off the premises owned or rented by its owner and unaccompanied by the owner or an agent or employee of the owner. A person must not ride, lead or permit a horse, mule, donkey or pony on a public walk or boulevard in the City. A person must not ride a horse, mule, donkey or pony upon public highways in the City.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.ci.west-saint-paul.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={E1BEABEF-F6F6-4A49-AD84-26C0AD909FE9}&DE={339E4B70-4A5F-47C2-9EE1-910401C66B7B}
    Information Last Updated2010-12-06 08:50:17

    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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