Animals

6.04 Animal Control Code

6.04.010 County authorized to enforce County Ordinance No. 909 as amended in the city.
6.04.020 Conflicting city regulations suspended.
6.04.030 City departments authorized to furnish information to county.

6.04.010 County authorized to enforce County Ordinance No. 909 as amended in the city

In accordance with the provisions of ORS 190.010 and ORS 203.040, the City of Wood Village does authorize Multnomah County, its agents and representatives, to enforce within the city limits of Wood Village, Multnomah County Ordinance No. 909, as amended (Multnomah County Code 8.10). (Ord. 4-1998 § 1)

6.04.020 Conflicting city regulations suspended

The City Council does further direct that during such time as the application and enforcement of said Multnomah County Animal Control Ordinance (Ordinance 909 as amended to date) is authorized within the city limits of Wood Village, that the provisions of Wood Village Ordinance No. 20 and other City ordinances and regulations dealing with the licensing, regulation and/or control of dogs, exotic, wild or dangerous animals or livestock, which may be in conflict with the said Multnomah County Animal Control Ordinance, are hereby suspended and shall not be in force unless and until such time as this City shall terminate its agreement and understanding with Multnomah County as hereinabove set forth. (Ord. 4-1998 § 1)

6.04.030 City departments authorized to furnish information to county

The appropriate departments of the City are authorized to furnish to Multnomah County such information as may be pertinent to the application and enforcement of Multnomah County Animal Control Ordinance MCC 8.10 within Wood Village to assure that optimum control and regulation of the various animals concerned therein is maintained so as to promote the maintenance of the peace, health, safety and welfare of the residents and inhabitants of the city and the protection of properties located therein. (Ord. 4-1998 § 1)

6.06 Keeping Chickens

6.06.010 Definitions
6.06.020 Keeping of Chickens
6.06.030 Enclosures
6.06.040 Permit Required
6.06.050 Inspection
6.06.060 Penalty

6.06.010 Definitions

A. “Chicken” means the common domestic fowl (Species: gallus gallus domesticus).
B. “Coop” means a small enclosure for housing chickens.
C. “Rear Yard” means a space extending the full width of the lot or parcel between the primary residence building and the rear lot or parcel line.
D. “Run” means a fully enclosed and secure area where chickens may feed or exercise.
E. “Single Family Dwelling” means a detached building on a single lot or parcel designed for occupancy by one family.

6.06.020 Keeping of Chickens

  1. A person may keep three or fewer chickens on any one lot or parcel zoned LR 7.5. On the lot or parcel where the three or fewer chickens are kept the person must have a single family dwelling in which the person resides.
  2. No person shall keep roosters.

6.06.030 Enclosures

  1. Chickens shall be kept in an enclosed coop or run at all times. The coop and run shall be located in the rear yard of the lot or parcel.
  2. The coop and run shall be kept in good repair, capable of being maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, free of vermin, and obnoxious smells and substances.
  3. The coop shall have at least two (2) square feet of floor space per chicken.
  4. The run shall be constructed of quality material and fully enclosed including the top and sides, and properly secured to prevent unauthorized access.
  5. The coop, run and chickens therein shall not violate the nuisance code chapter 8.16 or disturb neighboring residents due to noise, odor, damage, or threats to public health.
  6. The coop and run shall not violate the City’s Zoning and Development code Title 16.
  7. The coop and run shall be located at least 25 feet from residences on a different lot or parcel, and at least 10 feet from all property lines.

6.06.040 Permit Required

  1. No person shall keep chickens under the provisions of this article without first obtaining a permit to keep chickens on their lot or parcel, and paying the permit fee prescribed.
  2. The permit fee shall be set by resolution of the City Council.

6.06.050 Inspection

The City Manager or designee is authorized to make inspections pursuant to Wood Village Municipal Code 8.16 Public Nuisances, or Title 16 Zoning and Development.

6.06.060 Penalty

Violation of any provision of this article may enforced pursuant to Wood Village Municipal Code Chapter 1.06 Code Enforcement with a maximum penalty of $1,000 per day per offence. (Ord 8-2011)