The types and allowed number of animals permitted are listed as follows, provided the following requirements are met. The specified minimum lot size per animal are absolute requirements. No variances, waivers, and/or modifications under the Auburn City Code shall be granted. The keeping of animals that require no lot size or lesser lot size are allowed to be cumulative, when lot size requirements have been met. For example, on a 12,500-square-foot lot, the keeping of one miniature goat, one potbelly pig, and two dogs could be allowed. Licensing of pets and animal control is governed by ACC Title 6, Animals.
3. A pet license is required for each cat or dog in accordance with Chapter 6.04 ACC, Animal Licensing.
B. Domestic Fowl. Domestic fowl may be kept if the owner complies with the following:
2. Roosters and peafowl are not permitted.
3. Structures, or yard areas including chicken coops, pens or runs, housing or containing domestic fowl are only allowed in the rear yard (the area between the rear yard lot line and the extension of the rear facade of the principal structure) and shall be set back from the rear and side yard lot lines by a distance of at least 10 feet.
4. Up to a total of four domestic fowl and poultry can be kept on lots that are at least 6,000 square feet in size. On lots that are larger than 6,000 square feet, one additional domestic fowl or poultry may be kept per additional 2,000 square feet. The maximum number of domestic fowl allowed per lot is 10; this maximum does not apply to properties zoned RC, residential conservancy or R-1, residential one dwelling unit per acre.
2. Male miniature goats must be neutered.
3. All miniature goats must be dehorned.
4. Nursing offspring of miniature goats may be kept until weaned, but no longer than 12 weeks from birth without meeting the requirements contained herein.
6. Up to two miniature goats are allowed on lots that are at least 12,500 square feet in size. On lots that are greater than 12,500 square feet, one additional medium size domestic animal may be kept per additional 7,500 square feet.
2. Potbelly pigs are no greater than 24 inches in height at the shoulder and no more than 150 pounds.
3. Nursing offspring of potbelly pigs may be kept until weaned, but no longer than 12 weeks from birth without meeting the requirements contained herein.
5. Two potbelly pigs can be kept on lots that are at least 12,500 square feet in size. On lots that are greater than 12,500 square feet, one additional medium size domestic animal may be kept per additional 7,500 square feet.
2. All hives are registered with the State Department of Agriculture.
3. No more than two hives, each with only one swarm, shall be kept on lots of less than 10,000 square feet.
4. Hives shall not be located within 25 feet of any property line with the hive(s) entrance(s) facing away from the nearest property line.
G. Amortization of Preexisting, Nonconforming Structures Housing Animals and Runs or Pens. An individual who receives written notice from the city that a structure (coop) or yard area (runs or pens) housing animals regulated by this section, except small domestic animals, does not comply with setback requirements shall have 30 days from the date of notification to bring the property/structure into compliance. If any individual believes that their circumstances pose particular difficulty in meeting the 30-day timeframe for compliance with the setback requirements of this section, the individual may request in writing of the community development and public works director (planning director) or designee additional time to bring their activity into conformity. Decisions of the community development and public works director (planning director) or designee to grant or deny the extension shall be final and conclusive. (Ord. 6600 § 11, 2016; Ord. 6369 § 8, 2011.)