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Before obtaining farm animals you will need to determine which zone your property is located in. (Click here to view the city's zoning map.)
Farm animals are a permitted use in the A-5, A-1 and R-A zones.
In the R-T, R-1, R-D, R-2, R-4 and R-M zones, farm animals are allowed by obtaining a conditional use permit, as long as your property has a minimum overall lot area of 8,000 square feet (or 0.18 acre).
Rooster chickens are NOT PERMITTED in the R-T, R-1, R-D, R-2, R-4 and R-M zones.
Conditional use permits are approved by the Planning Commission. To get on an agenda you will need to fill out a conditional use permit application, pay a $50.00 application fee, and submit your application to the Community Development office.
The kind and number of animals that may be kept on a lot in any zone district (not including suckling offspring) is as follows:
|Animals||Minimum Lot Size in Square Feet||Lot Area in Square Feet Required for Each Animal|
|Fowl, rabbits or similar animals||8,000||1,600|
|Sheep, goats, llamas or similar animals||20,000||10,000|
|Horses, cattle or similar animals||21,780||10,890|
|Swine, including pot belly pigs||43,560||43,560|
The property housing the animals must be enclosed by a fence sufficient enough to contain the animals.
Structures housing fowl, rabbits or similar animals must be located at least 15 feet from all buildings on adjacent lots predominantly used or occupied by humans.
Other structures for the care and keeping of farm animals, except swine, must be located at least 50 feet from all buildings on adjacent lots predominately used or occupied by humans. Structures for keeping swine must be located at least 200 feet from all buildings on adjacent lots predominately used or occupied by humans.
Owners shall show that odor, dust, noise or drainage be controlled so as to not create a nuisance or hazard to adjoining properties.
Should these regulations not be followed, the conditional use permit may be revoked.
Questions? Please contact the Community Development office at 801-546-1241.