May I have Chickens?

In late 2016, the City of Clayton decided to start permitting ’Farm Animals’ in residential zoning districts.  Large Farm Animals such as horses, goats, pigs are now permitted on parcels of land 5-acres or larger.  Small Farm Animals such as chickens, turkeys are now permitted on parcels of land 2-acres or larger.  If someone is interested in Small Farm Animals on less than 2-acres there are a list of requirements the property must meet in order to allow Small Farm Animals.  You must first apply for a zoning certificate and the approval is renewed annually.  For a list of requirements please visit 1187.17 Agricultural Uses in Residential Districts.  The most difficult standard to meet is found in the general offense code Section 505.12 which requires animals to be kept at least 100 feet from any inhabited dwelling other than the owners.  To apply please fill out a zoning certificate application and submit with the application a ’site plan’ and ’letter of intent’ addressing all requirements in 1187.17 & 505.12.  Any questions please contact Seth Dorman, City Planner at (937) 836-3500 ext. 114 or sdorman@clayton.oh.us

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1. Do I need a permit for a Swimming Pool?
2. Do I need a permit for a Fence?
3. Do I need a permit for a Deck?
4. Do I need a permit for a Shed?
5. Do I need a permit for a Garage Sale?
6. May I have Chickens?