Santa Rosa, CA

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Population: 111,500

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[edit] Layman's version:

Up to 25 chickens per 20,000 square feet of lot size. No chickens in residential areas zoned R1, R2 or PRC.

[edit] The Urban Chicken ordinance on the books:

Link to municipal code online: Title 20: Zoning; Standards for Specific Land Uses

Text of municipal code:

20-42.040 Animal keeping.

Animal keeping shall comply with the requirements of this Section, where allowed by Division 2 (Zoning Districts and Allowable Land Uses).

A. The care and keeping of any animal shall comply with the provisions of City Code Title 7 and all applicable provisions of this Zoning Code.

B. On any lot in a residential zoning district, or in conjunction with any residential use in any other district, a total of five animals (domestic or exotic) may be kept on one lot, of which not more than three may be dogs, and not more than one may be a pot-bellied pig.

C. Where allowed by Division 2 (Zoning Districts and Allowable Land Uses), livestock farming shall be limited to the raising, feeding, maintaining, and breeding of livestock, subject to a minimum 20,000 square foot gross lot area and the following cumulative limitations and conditions:

 1. One hog or pig per each 20,000 square feet of gross lot area; or

 2. One horse or mule or cow or steer per each 20,000 square feet of gross lot area;

3. 25 chickens per each 20,000 square feet of gross lot area; or

 4. Three goats or sheep or similar livestock per each 20,000 square feet of gross lot area; or

 5. 10 ducks or rabbits or similar livestock per each 20,000 square feet of gross lot area; or

 6. Twenty-five pigeons or 50 ornamental or song birds per each 20,000 square feet of gross lot area.

The lot area used to justify one class of animals shall not be used concurrently to justify another class of animals.

(Ord. 3677 ยง 1 (part), 2004)

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