Indiana, Johnson County, White River Township

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by dantonbryans, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. dantonbryans

    dantonbryans New Egg

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    Hey all,

    We're closing on a home in Pebble Hills subdivision (sec 2, which has no HOA) in Greenwood, Indiana. However, we're not in the Greenwood city corporation limits as far as we can tell, just the White River township limits. That means we're not zoned for Greenwood, and we're just an unincorporated area of Johnson County. For Johnson County, we couldn't find any restrictions in the 2015 ordinances that applied to chickens/poultry (besides that they are not included in the definition of "Domestic Animals", and I saw nothing relating to Domestic Animals besides leash and care provisions).

    We're looking into the title of the property to make sure there are no restrictive covenants (Seller's Disclosure said there were none, but we've found that Pebble Hill, Section 4 has a restrictive covenant against poultry. We'll probably have to pull the original title/deed or see if our title company will pull it for us.

    Anyone have any familiarity with this area to give some clarification? We just want to make sure we're not missing anything.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dantonbryans

    dantonbryans New Egg

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    Small update: We pulled the Covenants for the subdivision, and of course there had to be a No Poultry or Farm Animals section. As far as we can tell though, there is no HOA to enforce such a covenant but theoretically a neighbor or the developer (not sure who this is though) could still bring suit.

    So presumably we're going to have to go to the surrounding neighbors and get their input.
     
  3. asinn

    asinn New Egg

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    Hey there we live in your neighborhood and we're just discussing this today. Wondering what you ended up doing? Would love to meet up if you ended up getting chickens to see your set up.
     

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