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Q: Pet goat in our backyard--what are the city/neighborhood restrictions ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
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Subject: Pet goat in our backyard--what are the city/neighborhood restrictions
Category: Family and Home > Pets
Asked by: julesmama-ga
List Price: $9.15
Posted: 04 Dec 2005 22:54 PST
Expires: 03 Jan 2006 22:54 PST
Question ID: 601495
Can we have a goat (pygmi or mini) in our backyard, a smallish city,
Davis CA?  I can't find the CC&R that addresses our question.  However
it appears that mini-pigs are allowed up to a certain number and
heighth.  If anyone knows I'd be really happy to find out!!
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Subject: Re: Pet goat in our backyard--what are the city/neighborhood restrictions
Answered By: hummer-ga on 05 Dec 2005 06:43 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi  julesmama

Sorry, but according to Chapter 5 of the Municpal Code,  "It is
unlawful for any person to keep or maintain within the city, or permit
to be kept or maintained upon land belonging to such person, ...goats,
...except as specifically permitted under provisions of this chapter."
Looking through the rest of the chapter, goats are not specifically
permitted.  In other words, if there is no exception made for goats
(as there is for swine), then they are not permitted.

Chapter 5 ANIMALS AND FOWL*
5.01.010 Keeping livestock and domestic fowl prohibited generally.
It is unlawful for any person to keep or maintain within the city, or
permit to be kept or maintained upon land belonging to such person,
any cattle, horses, swine, sheep, goats, geese, ducks, turkeys,
roosters and other poultry and game birds, except as specifically
permitted under provisions of this chapter. (Code 1964,  8-3.101;
Ord. No. 1632,  1.)
5.01.020 Keeping of chickens, pigeons or rabbits. 
5.01.030 Keeping of certain animals and fowl permitted; permits
required for keeping.
(a)Animals for commercial, industrial or scientific purposes...
(b)Chickens, pigeons, or rabbits...
(c)Swine that, at maturity...
http://www2.ci.davis.ca.us/cmo/citycode/printchapter.cfm?chapter=5

City of Davis Manager's Office
Phone Numbers  	
(530) 757-5602
(530) 758-0204 FAX
(530) 757-5666 TDD
Hours 	
Mon. - Fri., 8am to 5pm
Address 	
23 Russell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616
Email 	
webmaster@ci.davis.ca.us
http://www.city.davis.ca.us/cmo/

Municpal Code links
http://www.city.davis.ca.us/cmo/citycode/

I was glad to work on this for you. If you have any questions, please
post a clarification request and wait for me to respond before
closing/rating my answer.

Thank you,
hummer

Google Search Terms Used: davis california municipal code
julesmama-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks!

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