Frederick County Maryland Zoning Ordinances

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by joehafner, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. joehafner

    joehafner Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I had my next door neighbor report my back yard flock to the county and I got the letter to remove my chickens. I was warned about her I know I know, but she is an old woman who thinks she owns the neighborhood.

    In Frederick County, zoning laws state the NO agricultural animals are allow on residentially zoned lots. Went down to talk to the inspector, got a lot of sympathy even some help. He thinks is stupid but it is what is is. I got a rundown on what it will take to change the zoning in the county and am going to give it a try. It's my nature.

    I'm looking for anyone in the county that would be willing to sign on. This is a gmail account that I've set up that I will be using, I'll BCC any correspondance to anyone that contacts me. I'm putting together a proposal to go to a commisioners worksession. I think I have a least one commisioner who will introduce it. If we can get two more it will go to zoning for a full review and more public input.


    You can't have agricultural animals in any number on residentially zoned property in Frederick County. I have a friend with two goats who found out that if you have 3 acres or more you can have them with setbacks, but that don't help many people.

    So I'm going to start the process. Anyone who wants to help join in.


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  2. joehafner

    joehafner Out Of The Brooder

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    Not a single person? Does anyone know of a poultry association in the area?
     
  3. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you claim they are pets? [​IMG]
     
  4. joehafner

    joehafner Out Of The Brooder

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    no but that is a componenet of an approach I am going to take.
     
  5. KayP

    KayP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! Lots of other counties in MD allow chickens. Maybe showing your guys Baltmore or Howard counties regs could help... or it could irritate them:rolleyes: Good luck!
     
  6. joehafner

    joehafner Out Of The Brooder

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    Im really looking for folks in the county to help back me up? I have a proposal but if I show up alone this won't work.
     
  7. misssouth18

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    I just had my chickens and goats snatched because of this ordinance. So good luck.
     
  8. CristinaB

    CristinaB Chillin' With My Peeps

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