Need help: Local law in Levittown, NY

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by helenchick88, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. helenchick88

    helenchick88 Hatching

    Jun 8, 2010
    Hi, I am new to the site and to chicken raising. I reside in Levittown, Long Island, NY (11756). Before I get my chicks, I'd like to know the town law on poultry. I searched the web, but couldn't find any info. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Sep 23, 2008
    near Albany, New York
    Town Hall - and even they may not know. Our town hall personnell had no clue as to rulings on chickens.
  3. mandalitten

    mandalitten In the Brooder

    May 17, 2010
    Don't ask, don't tell...
    If you are only getting a handful of chickens and no roosters, and keep it clean I doubt anyone will be bothered. If there are no ordinances/laws against it, then it should be legal.
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Levittown is a hamlet and Census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead located on Long Island in Nassau County, New York. Levittown is mid way between the villages of Hempstead and Farmingdale. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 53,067.

    This means your laws will be under the Town of Hempstead. You'll have to find their municipal code.
  5. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    welcome helenchick88, we are in huntington, ny and are allowed to keep 8 hens, no roosters. i just saw a copy of the limitations and there are many. here we need 25 feet on all sides of their coop to neighboring properties, amongst many others. our coop was built sometime in the 20's and is right on the neighboring property line, so i guess we are not legal. but as long as the neighbors don't complain or mind, who cares.
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    This is per your zoning code:

    B.In any use district, no premises may be used or occupied and no structure erected or maintained for the harboring of pigeons, poultry, fowl, ducks, geese, swine, goats, sheep, lambs, horses, ponies, donkeys, snakes, cattle, monkeys, rabbits, chinchillas, minks, skunks, foxes or bees, except when permitted as a special exception by the Board of Appeals pursuant to Article XXVII hereof. [Effective 8-13-1973]

    So it looks like you'll have to ask for a variance to keep chickens.
  7. nyjake

    nyjake Hatching

    Jan 10, 2016
    Wantagh and Smithtown
    Hi all I am new here . I am in Wantagh 11793 . I would like to know if chickens are legal in TOH ? Seems someone provided codes . If anyone wants help or wants to help let's make them legal . I have info on government in other countries giving hens to every household and the land fill was reduced. Thanks for the help Jake
  8. Ch1ckChick

    Ch1ckChick In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2015
    I heard on a video when I first got my chickens that somewhere in New York you can have unlimited chickens as long as they each have a square meter and are about 30 feet away from your neighbors and 20 feet away from you. I don't know if it is true but it is what I heard.

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