City vs County?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Remdim, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Remdim

    Remdim New Egg

    Sep 12, 2016
    Hello! I just moved to a new area and am trying to fulfill my 8-year dream of owning backyard chickens. In researching this area it appears that a) my HOA has nothing to say on it, b) my city is not very accepting (but somewhat ambiguous), and c) my county recently voted to allow it. Who overrides who regarding ordinances? If the county allows it and the city denies it is the city the final say? Or vise-versa?

    My sources: previous BYC forum (link) and news article (link).

    Thanks for your input in advance!
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    If you are inside the city limits the city regulations are the deciding factor for you -- being allowed in the county at large has no impact on that.
  3. BruceAZ

    BruceAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2016
    Valley of the Sun :)

    i would say the city-- since it's always like this with laws/rules/regulations

    federal <-- state <-- county <-- city <-- community

    i think this is the ladder you have to go to

    locally.. if the HOA has nothing to say then it's up to the city

    since even if the city allows chickens and the community (hoa) says no then it's a no..

    so even if the county says yes.. and the city says no.. then it's a no imo.

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