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File #: ORD. 2018-294    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: Governmental Operations Standing Committee
On agenda: 1/24/2019 Final action:
Title: To amend and reordain City Code ?? 4-92, concerning the keeping and running at large of hogs, pigs, and fowl, 4-124, concerning permit requirements for chickens, and 4-126, concerning requirements for the area in which female chickens are maintained, for the purpose of increasing the number of female chickens permitted in the City from four to six.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2018-294
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To amend and reordain City Code ?? 4-92, concerning the keeping and running at large of hogs, pigs, and fowl, 4-124, concerning permit requirements for chickens, and 4-126, concerning requirements for the area in which female chickens are maintained, for the purpose of increasing the number of female chickens permitted in the City from four to six.
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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That sections 4-92, 4-124, and 4-126 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015), as amended, be and are hereby amended and reordained as follows:
Sec. 4-92. Keeping and running at large of hogs, pigs and fowl.
(a) No hog or pig shall be kept on any premises or allowed to go at large within the City, provided that hogs and pigs may be kept at the Maymont Park as educational exhibitions.
(b) The keeping, placement or maintenance of fowl shall be unlawful unless any person keeping, placing or maintaining fowl on any parcel of real property in the City has complied with the applicable requirements of Chapter 30 and other applicable provisions of this Code and State law.
(c) All fowl shall be kept in securely and suitably fenced areas, pens or structures designed for the purpose of the keeping of fowl.
(d) Except as provided in Subsections (e) and (f) of this section, no fenced area, pen or structure for fowl shall be permitted closer than 500 feet to any house or other building used for residential purposes by anyone other than the person having a permit in accordance with Section 4-124 and maintaining such fowl for such person's immediate family.
(e) Fenced areas, pens or structures for the keeping, placement or maintenance of fowl for noncommercial purposes shall be located not less than 200 feet from all property lines. However, this subsection shall not apply to the keeping, placement or maintenance of [not more than four female] chickens as allowed by Article II, Division 4 of this chapter.
(f) Fenced areas, pens or structu...

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