§ 84.04.070  Animal Keeping Allowed as Primary Use.
   Animal keeping allowed as a primary use shall be subject to the regulations in this Section. 
   (a)   Compliance with Land Use Zoning District Development Standards.  The keeping of animals shall comply with all County Code requirements, including setbacks from property lines and other dwellings as specified in Division 2 (Land Use Zoning Districts and Allowed Land Uses).
   (b)   Minimum Parcel Size.  The following minimum parcel sizes shall be required for animal keeping as a primary use of the property.
      (1)   Two acres minimum shall be required in the Agricultural (AG), Special Development (SD), Resource Conservation (RC), and Rural Living (RL) Land Use Zoning Districts, unless otherwise noted in Table 84-3 (Animal Keeping Allowed as Primary Use).
      (2)   One-half acre minimum shall be required in the Floodway (FW) Land Use Zoning District.
   (c)   Parcel Area for Qualifying Number or Density of Animal Type.  Parcel area used to qualify one animal type shall not be reused to qualify another animal type.
   (d)   Manure Management.  Proper manure management shall be carried out in compliance with Title 3 (Health and Sanitation and Animal Regulations) of the County Code.
   (e)   Standards.  The standards in Table 84-3 (Animal Keeping Allowed as Primary Use) shall apply to all animal keeping allowed as a primary use. Densities shall be based upon the total area of the subject property regardless of structures on-site or setback requirements.
   (f)   Conditional Use Permit Requirement for Different Densities and Animal Types.  Primary animal keeping of densities greater than, or of animal types different from, those listed in Table 84-3 (Animal Keeping Allowed as Primary Use) shall be subject to a Conditional Use Permit.
 
Table 84-3
Animal Keeping Allowed as Primary Use
Animal Type
Animal Density Per Square Foot
Land Use Zoning Districts and Overlay
RC
RL
FW
SD
AG
Animal keeping as accessory use
Aviary, apiary, or similar small animal farms
1/2 acre minimum
1/2 acre minimum
Cattle or buffalo
1/10,000
1/6,000
Fish raising
1 pond/acre
Maximum pond size = 1/2 surface acre in area
Maximum 4 ponds per parcel
Horses
1/10,000
1/6,000
Hogs  (9 maximum)
1/20,000
1/12,000
Sheep, female goats, and similar livestock
1/4,000
1/3,000
Male adult goats  (4 maximum)
   Parcel less than 10 acres
1
1
   10 acres and above
1/5 acres
1/5 acres
Rabbits and chinchillas (200 maximum)
50/10,000
50/10,000
(Minimum parcel = 1/2 acre)
Poultry
(Minimum parcel  = 1/2 acre)
   Female
Less than 1 acre
25
If parcel less than 5 acres, then 99.  If 5 acres and above, then 99/5 acres
1 to less than 10 acres
99
10 acres and above
99/10 acres
   Male  (9 maximum) (Roosters, drakes, ganders, etc.)
Less than 10 acres
2/genus/parcel
2/genus/parcel
10 acres and above
2/genus/5 acres
2/genus/5 acres
Ostriches and emus
1/4,000
1/4,000
Alpacas and llamas
1/4,000
1/4,000
 
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4043, passed - -2008)