Duvall, WA

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Population: 4,591

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Layman's version:
Must acquire a permit from the city and signed approval from neighbors to keep chickens.

The Urban Chicken ordinance on the books:
Link to municipal code online: Duvall Municipal Code, Chapter 6.14.010 and 6.14.020

Text of municipal code:  

6.14.010 Permit required for domestic animals.
It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to keep, harbor or maintain any stallion, horse or horses of any kind or description, bull, cow, steer, heifer, or calf, or cattle of any kind or description, pigs, hogs, or swine of any type or description, goats, sheep, rabbits, hares or any other domestic animal, chickens, ducks, geese or any other domestic fowl without first having procured a permit so to do from the city of Duvall in the manner hereinafter provided. This section shall not apply to dogs and cats which are governed by Sections 6.14.050, 6.14.060 and 6.14.070.
(Ord. #619, 1991, amending (Ord. 122 ยง 1, 1964)


6.14.020 Permit application.
Any person, firm or corporation desiring to keep any of the animals or fowls described in Section 6.14.010 shall make application for a permit to the public works department in writing and upon a form to be provided by the city clerk. The application shall include a statement under penalty of perjury that the animals in question are safe and have shown no signs of being dangerous to humans or other animals. The application shall also provide for an adequate enclosure to ensure that any livestock will not break through, out, over, or under the same. The applicant shall also attach to the application documentation that neighbors likely to be affected by the keeping of the animals have stated that they have no objection to the issuance of the permit. The public works department shall review the application and, if it finds that the application is complete and accurate and in compliance with all applicable laws, shall issue a permit for the keeping of the animals in question. The department may attach such conditions to the permit necessary to protect public health, safety and welfare. The department shall have the right to revoke any permit issued under this section in the event the animals become a nuisance, the conditions placed on the permit are not met or maintained, the keeping of the animals violates applicable law, or for other good cause shown.
(Ord. 619, 1991, amending Ord. 122, 1964)

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