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(A) It shall be unlawful to keep or raise rabbits or chickens for sale or profit in the City on a lot or parcel of less than two (2) acres.
(B) It shall be lawful to keep or raise rabbits and chickens in the City for personal, family, or home use. However, any person desiring to raise or keep rabbits or chickens shall make an application in writing and signed by him to the Zoning Administrator requesting that a one-time license to do so be issued, and agreeing therein that the City, by its officers, agents or employees, or members of the Police Department be permitted at all times to inspect the premises for the purpose of determining whether or not they are maintained in a sanitary condition and whether all of the provisions of this section are observed.
(C) The Zoning Administrator is hereby authorized and directed to issue one-time licenses to applicants pursuant to the terms of this section, without any charge or expense to the applicant whatsoever. It shall be unlawful to use, operate, or maintain any coop, hutch, run-way, or enclosure for rabbits or chickens within fifty (50) feet of any dwelling house, except the dwelling house on the same premises.
(D) It shall be unlawful for any one (1) family to keep or raise more than ten (10) rabbits and ten (10) chickens if their lot or parcel is less than two (2) acres. It shall be unlawful to let any rabbits or chickens run at large; and it shall be unlawful to keep or raise rabbits or chickens or to maintain any coop, hutch, building, or enclosure for them in an unclean or unsanitary condition.
(E) In the event that any person fails to comply with all of the requirements of this section or violates any of the terms of this section, the license for the raising of rabbits or chickens to that person shall be revoked by order of the Zoning Administrator of the City.
(Ord. 2017-03, passed 5-18-17)