Zoning laws in Wilmington NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andiesdragonfly, May 19, 2009.

  1. andiesdragonfly

    andiesdragonfly New Egg

    May 19, 2009
    Does anyone know what the zoning laws for the county are? I can’t find any info. The zoning dept has yet to return my calls. [​IMG] Any info is greatly appreciated.
  2. turducken

    turducken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hope you find answers soon. Best of luck and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  4. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Eau Claire, Michigan
    Welcome to byc.
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    I'm not 100% sure. I *think* you can have hens in city limits, but don't quote me on that. You may can find some info online if you go to the city's website. Good luck!
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from washington

  7. Sactown Chickens

    Sactown Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    May 8, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Per the Wilmington zoning code, here are the regulations regarding chickens. I hope this gives you what you need...

    Sec. 6-2. Domestic fowl.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any chicken or tame or domestic fowl of whatever description to permit such an animal to be or run at large within the City.
    (b) No person shall keep or maintain domestic fowl in the City unless the fowl will be on a tract of land or maintained as follows:
    (1) The tract shall consist of at least twenty thousand (20,000) square feet under single ownership or control;
    (2) Such fowl must be contained in a secure fenced enclosure at all times;
    (3) The enclosure shall have a minimum of ten square feet of area for each fowl;
    (4) No enclosure shall be erected or maintained within the front or side yard (as defined by the zoning ordinance), within twenty-five (25) feet of any property line or within one hundred (100) feet of another residence;
    (5) The enclosure shall be kept clean, sanitary and free from accumulations of excrement and objectionable odor; and
    (6) No more than twenty (20) such fowl shall be kept or maintained per acre. The number of fowl shall be proportionate to the acreage. There will be no discounting for chicks or other young fowl.
    (c) A violation of any provision of this section is hereby declared to be dangerous and prejudicial to the public health or safety and to constitute a public nuisance. Such nuisances shall be abated as set forth in Article II of Chapter 10 of the Wilmington City
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.

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