Regulates the keeping of chickens and bees. License is required for both with annual renewal. Up to four chickens (no roosters) and up to two beehives per single-family lot are allowed. Chickens may be kept for personal use only - selling of eggs or slaughtering is not allowed.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
Licensing procedures are described in §§ 14-232, 14-241.
The City Manager may treat noncomplying uses as a nuisance and revoke licenses if conditions are not resolved; law enforcement officer may issues a criminal summons after a written notice of violation is issued. §§ 14-232 (E )-(G) and 14-241 (E ) - (G).
Chapter 14 (Animals); Article IX (Urban Agriculture); Division 1 (Chickens) and Division 2 (Honeybees). History: Ord. No. 12-20, 9-11-2012; Ord. No. 12-21, 9-11-2012.