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1. Permit Required. No person shall raise, harbor, or keep chickens within the City without a valid permit obtained from the permitting officer under the provisions of this chapter.
2. Application. In order to obtain a permit, an applicant must submit a completed application on forms provided by the permitting officer and pay all fees required as approved from time to time by resolution of the City Council.
3. Requirements. The requirements to receive a permit shall include:
A. All requirements of this chapter being met.
B. All fees, as may be provided for from time to time by City Council resolution, for the permit are paid in full.
C. All amounts owed to the City, including but not limited to liens, fines, and judgements must be paid in full.
D. The tract of land to be permitted shall contain only one single family dwelling occupied and used as such by the permittee. Owner permission shall be required if the single family dwelling is occupied by someone other than the owner.
E. The applicant has successfully completed an approved class in raising chickens in an urban setting. A certificate or other documentation of completion shall be provided to the permitting officer. The permitting officer shall maintain a current list of such approved classes.
4. Issuance of Permit. If the permitting officer concludes as a result of the information contained in the application that the requirements for a permit have been met, then the officer shall issue the permit.
5. Denial, Suspension, Revocation, Non-Renewal. The permitting officer may deny, suspend, revoke, or decline to renew any permit issued for any of the following grounds:
A. False statements on any application or other information or report required by this chapter to be given by the applicant.
B. Failure to pay any application, penalty, re-inspection or re-instatement fee required by this chapter or City Council resolution.
C. Failure to correct deficiencies noted in notices of violation in the time specified in the notice.
D. Failure to comply with the provisions of an approved mitigation/remediation plan by the permitting officer or designee.
E. Failure to comply with any provision of this chapter.
6. Notification. A decision to revoke, suspend, deny, or not renew a permit shall be in writing, delivered by ordinary mail or in person to the address indicated on the application.
7. Effect of Revocation. When an application for a permit is denied, or when a permit is revoked, the applicant may not re-apply for a new permit for a period of one year from the date of the denial or revocation.
8. Appeals. No permit may be denied, suspended, revoked, or not renewed without notice and an opportunity to be heard is given the applicant or holder of the permit. In any instance where the permitting officer has denied, revoked, suspended, or not renewed a permit, the applicant or holder of urban chickens may appeal the decision to the City Administrator, or designee other than the permitting officer within 10 business days of receipt by the applicant or holder of the permit of the notice of the decision. The applicant or holder of the permit will be given an opportunity for a hearing. The decision of the officer hearing, the appeal, or any decision by the permitting officer which is not appealed in accordance to this chapter shall be deemed final action.