East Wenatchee Ordinance No. 2013-03

Jurisdiction Name: East Wenatchee
State/Province: WA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 13,190
Population Range: 2,500 to 19,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2013
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: agriculture, animal husbandry. animal permit, animals, backyard animals, backyard chickens, chickens, goats, keeping of animals, land use, local, local food production, rural agriculture, small animals, urban agriculture, zoning
Adopting Government Department(s):

City Council of the City of East Wenatchee

Lead Implementing Entity(s): n/a
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Policy Outcome(s):

This ordinance addresses agriculture on residential zoned parcels and the keeping of farm animals within the city. Changes were made to the city code that include a set of agricultural definitions and new amendments that permit small farm animals, large farm animals, domestic fowl, pot belly pigs, and miniature goats as part of a 4H, Future Farmers of America, or similar program, or as a pet or companion animal on residential zoned parcels. There are particular standards for minimum pasture areas, the specific animals permitted, the size of animals, and enclosures needed for animals. Commercial keeping of such animals is prohibited on these lots. The keeping of peacocks, roosters, male poultry, and swine (other than miniature potbelly pigs) is prohibited.

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