Laws and Regulations of Lake Wales Fl

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8 Years
Jun 1, 2011
Hello all ye lovers of the feathered kind. I am new to raising chickens and have just a few questions on the legal front. I really need to know the laws regarding keeping chicken out of city limits in Lake Wales Fl. I have this neighbor who would curse at Jesus if he sneezed in the direction of his yard. I am going to make a large pen for my chickens and a nice coop, but I don't want to start my building projects to find I can't have chickens. I have done some google searches in vain. If anyone could help let me know. Thanks!
Hello & welcome

Have you called your city / county animal facilities or agriculture extension offices, code enforcement, etc? If you are out of the city, I would start calling county offices to verify.

It looks like county is ok..this was at the top of google

Sec. 6-4. Fowl and livestock prohibited; exceptions; penalties.
As used in this section, the term fowl means any of various domestic birds used as food including, but
not limited to, chickens, ducks, emus, geese, rheas, turkeys and ostriches.
As used in this section, the term livestock means grazing animals, such as cattle, goats, horses, sheep,
swine and other hoofed animals.
It shall be unlawful for a person to maintain fowl and livestock within the city, except as follows:
(a) At animal service and veterinarian establishments;
(b) At schools engaged in the instruction of agricultural courses or classes;
(c) On lands designated for agricultural use.
A code or law enforcement officer is authorized to issue a citation to a person when, based upon personal
investigation, the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed a civil infraction
in violation of this section. The person shall pay within 30 days from the date a citation was issued a civil
penalty of $50 to the police department in full satisfaction of the violation. If the person chooses to
contest the citation, he or she must contact the clerk of the county court within the 30 days and request
a court hearing.

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