How to change town councils ordinance?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by mrchrrh, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. mrchrrh

    mrchrrh New Egg

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    I have been interested having some chickens. I called the town hall and they told me chickens are not allowed. Then I was told to read the ordinance. The ordinance reads that I can have fowl. But they have to be kept 200 hundred feet from any dwelling that is used for habitation, occupation, or assembly. I have a spot in my yard that is 185 feet from any structure that falls under that definition.

    Also our state capital has allowed chickens inside city limits. As long as they are kept 25 feet from any dwelling that is used for habitation, occupation, or assembly.

    My question is what is my best course of action to get this ordinance changed to a shorter distance to any dwelling?
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    It seems to me, that you may be able to get folks in your area to help, bet there are others that feel the way you do. You could petition for a change in ordinance or an exception? Try getting a copy of the town's rules on how to do that.

    Hope you get some replies from folks who have been thru this.
     

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