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File #: Ord 17-51    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/8/2017
Title: Amending Chapter 198 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the keeping of chickens.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Matson and Lies Email re Backyard Chickens, 2. Macalester Groveland Community Council- Comment Backyard Chicken ordinance Nov 2017_, 3. Comments rec'd by Council, 4. SP Ramsey Co Food & Nutrition Comm letter
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Amending Chapter 198 of the Legislative Code pertaining to the keeping of chickens.
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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1
Chapter 198 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
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Sec. 198.02. - Permits required; exceptions.
(a) Hoofed animals. No person shall stable, keep or permit any hoofed animal to remain on any lot or premises within the city without a permit.
(b) Small animals and birds of the orders Anseriformes and Galliformes. No person shall keep or permit more than one (1) live rabbit, or any mink, ferret, female chicken, turkey, duck, goose or pigeon or similar small animal or bird, in any dwelling or on the same lot or premises with a dwelling or other premises within the city without a permit. This paragraph does not apply to any single dove or any other small bird, or any chinchilla, hamster, gerbil, white rat, mouse or guinea pig maintained as a pet.
(c) Chickens. No person shall keep, permit or harbor any female chicken in any dwelling or on the same lot or premises without a permit. Permits are divided into two tiers.
(1) Tier 1 Permits will permit one to six female chickens.
(2) Tier 2 Permits will permit seven to fifteen female chickens.
(c d) Public health and safety. To protect any person or neighboring use, or to protect the public health and safety, the environmental health officer may require permits for any animals being kept or maintained in a manner or number that may result in unsanitary conditions, unreasonable noise or odors, or annoyance, or the attraction of rodents or insects.
(d e) Bees. No person shall keep or allow to be kept any hive or other facility for the housing of bees within the ci...

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