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Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by nickrex98, Jul 28, 2011.
does anyone know the Chicken Laws & Ordinances for gwinnett county
what exactly is the issue? Below is all i could find.
The Gwinnett County Zoning Resolution defines household pets as those species customarily raised to live with and be dependent on humans. These pets include dogs, cats, limited numbers of rabbits and purebred Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs. Hobby breeding of purebred dogs or pedigree cats by individuals is permitted as a home occupation only when the animals are sold directly to individual persons and are not bred or sold for commercial sale, research or other purpose.
Chickens and goats, whether kept as pets, for personal use, or for sale, are not permitted in most residential areas. Also included in the definition of livestock are horses, cattle, sheep, swine, and other hoofed animals; poultry, ducks, geese and other live fowl; and mink, foxes and other animals customarily raised in captivity for the harvesting of their skins. The keeping of livestock is restricted in most residential areas.
Violations of the Gwinnett County Zoning Resolution are prosecuted in the Environmental Division of Gwinnett County Recorder's Court and are subject to a penalty of up to $1,000 and/or 60 days in jail for each day of violation. To report possible violations, please call the Police Services Quality of Life Unit Hotline at 770.513.5004 or click here to report online.
I also found resourceful information in this forum from a website, http://www.meetup.com/chickens/messages/boards/thread/6365194
and here, http://www.meetup.com/chickens/messages/boards/thread/9507722/post/39839064/?hash=39839064
Copyright 2011 by The State of Georgia
All rights reserved.
*** Current Through the 2010 Regular Session ***
*** Annotations Current Through October 29, 2010 ***
TITLE 2. AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
O.C.G.A. § 2-1-6 (2011)
§ 2-1-6. Preemption of local ordinances relating to production of agricultural farm products
(a) No county, municipality, consolidated government, or other political subdivision of this state shall adopt or enforce any ordinance, rule, regulation, or resolution regulating crop management or animal husbandry practices involved in the production of agricultural or farm products on any private property.
(b) Subsection (a) of this Code section shall not prohibit or impair the power of any local government to adopt or enforce any zoning ordinance or make any other zoning decision. As used in this subsection, the terms "local government", "zoning decision", and "zoning ordinance" have the same meanings provided by Code Section 36-66-3.
(c) Subsection (a) of this Code section shall not prohibit or impair any existing power of a county, municipality, consolidated government, or other political subdivision of this state to adopt or enforce any ordinance, rule, regulation, or resolution regulating land application of human waste.
HISTORY: Code 1981, § 2-1-6, enacted by Ga. L. 2009, p. 444, § 1/HB 529.
Gwinnett allows chickens, but make sure your city does too, otherwise you can still get in trouble.