Austin Code for Animal Enclosures

Posted by Guest on Wed, 08/25/2010 - 12:37pm

Thanks to Paige Hill of Urban Patchwork Neighborhood Farms urbanpatchwork.org for this

Loads of people ask me about rules related to how many animals (usually chickens) are allowed, and what the pen/location requirements are for the City of Austin.

I made some calls and the answers were still vague except that we did determine there are actually no limits on the numbers of livestock you can have; only that they have to be kept sanitary and over 50' away from another residence/business (building, not property line). The 3-1-1 rep couldn't point me to the specific code. But, I finally found it and am eager to share it with the world.

All you ever wanted to know about animal enclosures can be found here: http://austintexas.gov/health/eh_regulations.htm

 

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