City of San Carlos' Ordinance

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  1. bknoth

    bknoth Hatching

    Jul 19, 2008
    Here's the ordinance for our town (a densely populated suburban town about 25 miles below San Francisco):

    The pdf, which is formatted nicely, is here:

    NO. 1398
    IT IS ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of San Carlos as follows:
    SECTION 1: The San Carlos Municipal Code, Chapter 6 is amended by adding
    Section 6.04.310A as follows:
    “Section 6.04.310A - Keeping of Domestic Fowl and Rabbits.
    It is unlawful to keep or maintain or cause to be kept or
    maintained within the City any live domestic fowl (defined as
    chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigeons, doves or squabs), or
    any rabbits, except under the following conditions, namely:
    (a) Cannot Run at Large. Such domestic fowl or rabbits
    shall under no circumstances be permitted to run or be at large,
    upon any premises other than those of the person in the
    immediate possession or control of such domestic fowl or rabbits.
    (b) Location of Enclosures. Such domestic fowl or rabbits
    must at all times be kept within the confines of a cage or coop on
    a property. The enclosure shall not be within thirty-five (35) feet
    of any adjacent dwelling or within thirty-five (35) feet of any street
    (c) Enclosure to be Kept Clean. All yards, cages, coops,
    cotes, warrens or similar structures or enclosures for such
    domestic fowl or rabbits shall be cleaned once each week and
    otherwise kept in a sanitary condition and free from offensive
    (d) Roosters. No rooster shall be kept, enclosed,
    maintained or allowed within the City.
    (e) Limitation upon Number of Domestic Fowl or Rabbits.
    It is unlawful for any person in any event to keep or maintain more
    than a total number of four (4) poultry or rabbits upon any single
    lot, parcel or piece of land within the City.”
    (f) It shall be unlawful and a public nuisance to keep within the City any
    domestic fowl which by any sound or cry shall disturb the peace and
    quiet of any neighborhood so as to interfere with the reasonable and
    comfortable enjoyment of life and property.
    SECTION 2: Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or
    portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by the decision
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    of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining
    portions of this Ordinance. The City Council of the City of San Carlos hereby declares that it
    would have adopted this Ordinance and such section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or
    portion may be declared invalid or unconstitutional.
    SECTION 3: Pursuant to Section 36937 of the Government Code of the State of
    California, this Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect thirty (30) days after its
    final passage.
    SECTION 4: The City Clerk shall cause this Ordinance to be published and posted in
    accordance with the requirements of Section 36933 of the Government Code
    of the State of California.
    Introduced this 12th day of May, 2008.
    PASSED AND ADOPTED as an Ordinance of the City of San Carlos at a regular
    meeting thereof held on the 27th day of May, 2008.

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