I want more

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vmatsuno, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. vmatsuno

    vmatsuno Hatching

    Aug 18, 2012
    I'd like to get a few more than the allotted 6 chicken you are allowed in San Jose. But I can't find out where to apply for a permit or how much it costs or anything else. I swear government is lame sometimes. Can anyone help with information or a tele number?
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. vmatsuno

    vmatsuno Hatching

    Aug 18, 2012
    Thanks, been there but the info is very inconclusive. You apparently can have more than six if you pay a fee and that's about it for the information. You'd think the city would reeeaaallllly want more bucks if I was willing to pay.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]Gee I thought we are all granted 'Life,liberty and the pursuit of chickens.'

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
  6. vmatsuno

    vmatsuno Hatching

    Aug 18, 2012
    Wow I just found this so at least I have a tele number to call:

    San Jose California Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this location Yes
    Max Chickens Allowed 6 (no permit), 10 (permit) or 20 (permit) based on distance to dwellings
    Roosters Allowed No
    Permit Required No
    Coop Restrictions distance to neighbor dwellings
    City/Organization Contact name San Jose Code Enforcement Division 170 W. San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95113 tel. (408) 277-4528 fax (408) 277-3920https://secure.sanjoseca.gov/codeEnforcement/emaillist.htm
    Additional Information Text of municipal code: 7.10.205 Small animals. \"Small animals\" means rabbits, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, doves, pigeons, game birds, or other fowl. (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.700 Permit requirement - Exemption. A. It is unlawful for any person to maintain livestock or more than six (6) small animals without a permit. (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.810 Side setback area. It is unlawful for any person to keep livestock or small animals subject to a permit under this Part within any side setback area as defined by San José Municipal Code Section 20.200.1110. (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.815 Proximity to dwelling unit - Small animals. It is unlawful to maintain more than the maximum number of small animals either of the same type or combination thereof within the designated distances as set forth below in this section. Designated distances are the distance measured from the enclosure or structure housing such small animals to the nearest dwelling unit other than the permittee\'s. Designated Distance: Maximum Number of Small Animals Less than 20 feet: 0 More than 20 feet but less than 40 feet: 6 More than 40 feet but less than 50 feet: 10 More than 50 feet: 20 (Ord. 28079.) 7.60.820 Roosters prohibited. It is unlawful for any person to maintain a rooster over four (4) months of age. (Ord. 28079.)
    Link for more Information http://sanjose.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/California/sanjose_ca/sanjosemunicipalcode?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:sanjose_ca
    Information Last Updated 2010-03-27 21:14:17

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