Wichita Falls Texas Chicken Ordinance
Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes Max Chickens Allowed N/A Roosters Allowed No Permit Required Yes Coop Restrictions 12 square feet of floor or ground area for each. No enclosure nearer than 75 feet to any residence excluding the residence of the harborer of the fowl. City/Organization Contact name Additional Information Code of ordinances, city of Wichita Falls, Part II, chapter 14, article 3, division 1, section 14-109: A fowl permit shall be required for any person owning, possessing or harboring any fowl within the city limits. The owning, possessing or harboring of guineas, peafowl or roosters shall not be permitted, and no permit shall be issued for the keeping of such. An annual permit fee shall be set by the health district and approved by the city council; the fee schedule will be posted in the zoonosis division of the health district. Code of ordinances, city of Wichita Falls, Part II, chapter 14, article 7, Sec. 14-418: Generally. No person shall: (1) Harbor any fowl with less than 12 square feet of floor or ground area for each. Permitted pet shops shall be exempt from this subsection. (2) Keep any fowl within any structure in the city without thoroughly cleaning the area at least once each day and so maintaining such structure that no offensive odors are emitted there from. (3) Keep any fowl within any structure, the interior of which is not treated with an approved disinfectant at least once every six months to discourage insects, fleas, ticks, mites, mosquitoes and flies. (4) Place the coop, pen, housing or enclosure nearer than 75 feet to any residence excluding the residence of the harborer of the fowl. The distance may be reduced to not less than 50 feet if written permission is received from the resident who is closer than 75 feet. Permitted pet shops shall be exempt from this subsection. Link for more Information http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12090&stateId=43&stateName=Texas Information Last Updated 2010-09-07 20:41:32
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