Ordinance boundries

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by GBov, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I find out where the NO CHICKEN boundries are in a town? No less than 1.75 miles from here there are chickens and goats and horses and the like but here we are houses and yards. Is there a place to find a map or the like?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Well, you can start by looking at the legal description of your property (should be on the deed). Then call the city/town clerk and ask what zoning district you are in, and whether you can access zoning code and other ordinances online. Skim through all preliminary zoning information and read the section for your zoning closely. Pay attention to permitted uses, and make sure you find out the rules of construction (that is why you need to skim/read through the material upfront. In many cases a use must be specified to be permitted; if not mentioned, it is not permitted; however if there is not a written statement saying that, it would be the opposite. Also look through any ordinances that seem related to animals.
     
  3. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have found our zoning map but it comes with no key [​IMG]

    To my inexperienced eye it looks like we are surrounded on 3 sides by people who CAN have chickens but we cant. Our neighborhood looks like a spear into an agg zone. Will keep looking but dont think chickens are going to fly round here.

    On the plus side, have found a live stock meet and swap quite local to here. It starts up again in the new year so will go see what I can buy instead of raise.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If you are that close, you may be able to have your property re-zoned (I am assuming that your property is surrounded on three sides, not just your neighborhood). There is also a question as to whether small backyard flocks are allowed. Call the zoning office and ask the question. Also be sure to ask for specific references in the ordinances/code.
     
  5. GBov

    GBov Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I figured out the map and I had our neighboorhood all wrong lol so when I did find it PROPERLY we are SO in the R1 zone [​IMG] and having found the ordinances on line this little town is MEGA against anything feathery or furry, no chickens, turkey, ducks or geese, or pigs or goats or ponies! All loop holes stitched shut [​IMG]

    Am annoyed that we cant have even a pet pig (well, it would be a pet for awhile [​IMG]) but will keep plugging away with the plans and till then, there are fruit trees to be planted - when and as they are on sale - and a garden to put in, oh, and a house to unpack [​IMG] I keep forgetting that bit [​IMG]

    At least I have sorted our turkey for CHristmas, a Narr. so it should have a bit more taste than the horrid shop boughten one we had for Thanksgiving!
     

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