Keeping of Miniature Goats, Sec. 4-9

Jurisdiction Name: Charlottesville
State/Province: VA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 43,475
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: Web
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2010
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: agriculture, animals, backyard animals, food production, goats, land use, local food, local food production, urban, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

Charlottesville City Council

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

This ordinance permits a maximum of three miniature goats on any residential zoning district in the city. The only other restrictions are that males must be neutered and goats must be dehorned.  Nursing off-spring may be kept until they are twelve weeks old, and are not included in the number of goats allowed.

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