§ 6-4. Fowl and livestock prohibited; exceptions; penalties.  

Effective on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  •  As used in this section, the term fowl means any of various domestic birds used as food including, but not limited to chickens, ducks, emus, geese, rheas, turkeys and ostriches.

    As used in this section, the term livestock means grazing animals, such as cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine and other hoofed animals.

    It shall be unlawful for a person to maintain fowl and livestock within the city except as follows:

    (a) At animal service and veterinarian establishments;

    (b) At schools engaged in the instruction of agricultural courses or classes;

    (c) On lands designated for agricultural use.

    (d) Chickens at residences approved as part of an Urban Chicken Program and in compliance with the conditions of the program as authorized by a Resolution of the City Commission.

    A code or law enforcement officer is authorized to issue a citation to a person when, based upon personal investigation, the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person committed a civil infraction in violation of this section. Failure to comply with the requirements governing the Pilot Program may be considered to be a violation of this section. The person shall pay within thirty (30) days from the date of the citation was issued a civil penalty of fifty dollars ($50) to the police department in full satisfaction of the violation. If the person chooses to contest the citation, he or she must contact the clerk of the county court within the thirty (30) days and request a court hearing.

(Ord. No. 2007-28, § 1, 8-21-07; Ord. No. 2014-09, § 1, 09-03-14; Ord. No. 2015-11, § 1, 10-20-15)