Some Laws for San Francisco Bay Area

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Oakland_Ranchero, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Oakland_Ranchero

    Oakland_Ranchero In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Living in the Bay Area and knowing others on here probably keep or want to keep chickens, I though I'd post some links to the laws in the area. Most are County laws and some local city laws.

    San Francisco City and County

    Alameda County

    City of Oakland

    City of Berkeley (Opens in PDF)

    San Mateo

    City of Pittsburg (opens in PDF) I believe this is for all of Contra Costa County

    City of San Jose

    Napa County
    Abstract not found online: No live animals, birds, or fowl shall be kept or allowed within 6 meters (20 feet) of any area where food is stored or held for sale or of any place of dwelling. This subdivision does not apply to guide dogs, signal dogs, or service dogs when used in the manner specified in Section 54.l of the Civil Code.

    Contact Numbers for:

    Alameda County
    (925) 803-7040

    Solano County

    Napa County
    (707) 253-4517

    Contra Costa County
    (925) 335-8300

    Santa Clara County
    (408) 465-2920.

    San Mateo County
    (650) 340-8200

    San Francisco County
    (415) 554-6364

    Marin County
    (415) 883-4621

    This in no way is a complete listing nor does it cover everything. Please check with your local city/town jurisdictions.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Odd, wouldn't that seen to mean you can't even have pets that could get anywhere near your own kitchen??
  3. MikeWu

    MikeWu In the Brooder

    Aug 13, 2012
    "20 feet from any dwelling". Does the word dwelling mean the house itself, or the house with its backyard? Our neighbor's house is about 20 feet from our common backyard fence, so can I let my chickens stay along our fence line? Or do I need to keep my chickens 20 feet away from the fence?
  4. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    A dwelling is usually a building, not the property on which it sits.

  5. lisascenic

    lisascenic In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2011
    The link for Alameda County is no longer valid.

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