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Policy Summary

Regulates the keeping of chickens; allows chickens to be kept in all zones, for noncommercial purposes.

Background Information

State Georgia
Jurisdiction Name Athens-Clarke
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
Yes

Refers to "promoting the health, safety and general welfare." Sec. 9-1-2.

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
Yes

Refers to "recognition of the changing needs and dynamic economy of a growing community." Sec. 9-1-2.

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"Pursuant to the 1983 Constitution of the State of Georgia, Article IX, Section II, Paragraph IV, the mayor and commission of Athens-Clarke County hereby enact into law the following zoning ordinance of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, for the purposes of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the present and future inhabitants of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia..." Sec. 9-1-2

Includes definitions?
Yes

Chapter 9-2

Addresses implementation?
Unclear

See chapter 9-4.

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

Revocation of permit (sec. 9-22-3) and punishable as prescribed in section 1-1-5 of the Athens-Clarke County Code Sec. 9-22-8.

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Title 9-Zoning and Development Standards, Article 1-Zoning, Chapter 9-15 General Regulations, Sec. 9-15-25 Urban agriculture. History: Ord. of 5-5-2015(2), § 1.