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Policy Summary

Uncodified version of an ordinance that established regulations allowing for the keeping of female chicken and ducks in residential areas. This law has been amended again since 2012. See Lawrence, Kan., Code sec. 20-547 (2015).

Background Information

State Kansas
Jurisdiction Name Lawrence
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 50,000-200,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
  • Expressly allows something
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Grow; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

Sec. 3-501

Addresses implementation?
No

Enforcement provisions?
Yes

In the event that a violation of this Article would also be a violation of another provision of the City Code, the violation shall be punished as would a violation of such other provision. All other violations shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 or incarceration not to exceed 30 days or both such fine and incarceration. (3-503)

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

Uncodified version of ordinance that amended Chapter III Regulation of Animals, Sections 3-104, 3-202, 3-301, and enacted Article 5 of Chapter 3. This law has been amended since 2009. The keeping of chickens and small animals for urban agriculture purposes is primarily addressed in Lawrence, Kan., Code sec. 20-547 (2015), available at: https://assets.lawrenceks.org/assets/pds/planning/documents/DevCode.pdf.