Can I have urban chickens?

Yes, however you must adhere to the guidelines in the Code of Ordinance.

Chapter 6 Animals and Fowl 

Sec. 6-1 Definitions - Fowl: A bird of the order Galiformes, which can be used as food. This term includes but is not limited to the common domesticated chicken, duck, geese, turkey, quail, dove, and pheasant.

Sec. 6-2. - Livestock and fowl.

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor any fowl within the city in any pen, shed, coop or enclosure, if any part of such enclosure or structure is within 50 feet of any residence, business or commercial establishment or office (other than the owner's), school, hospital or nursing home.

(e) It shall be unlawful for any owner of any animal to maintain yards, pens, kennels, stables, sheds, coops or other enclosures in which such animals are confined in such a manner as to emit odors offensive to any person's ordinary sensibilities residing in the vicinity, or to breed or attract flies, mosquitoes or other noxious insects or rodents, or in any manner to endanger the public health, safety or welfare, or to create a public nuisance.

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1. What is my property zoned?
2. What uses does the zoning allow on my property?
3. What is a definition of high grass and weeds?
4. What is the definition of a junk vehicle?
5. Where can I park my boat / rv / trailer?
6. Can I place "House For Sale" signs on property other than my own?
7. What codes does the City enforce?
8. Is a permit required for a water heater replacement?
9. Is a permit required for a storage building?
10. Is a permit required for sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls and non-covered patios?
11. Does the City enforce ADA and / or State of Texas handicapped accessibility requirements?
12. Does the City perform energy code inspections?
13. What is the turn around time for building permits?
14. Are residential foundations required to be prepared by a Registered Engineer?
15. What work is exempt from permits?
16. Can I run a business from my home?
17. Can I sell items by the roadside?
18. Do I need a permit for a tent?
19. Can I have urban chickens?