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Pigeon Keeping Ordinances

 

Adopted for Eau Claire County WI. &

the cities of Eau Claire WI. & Altoona WI. - Eau Claire County

 

If You live within Eau Claire County in Rural Housing (RH) or the Cities of Eau Claire & Altoona WI. You are Required to be in compliance with the Pigeon Keeping Ordinances listed below. They were written & adopted for You, the Pigeon Fancier

 

Eau Claire County WI.  Pigeon Keeping & Maintaining Ordinance

 

Ordinance File No: 98-99/232

PIGEONS
Section 2 of the County Code - Conditional Uses in the RH District

Non commercial raising of animals & birds

Paragraph  C

 

Pigeons are allowed as accessory uses in the Agricultural Districts and as conditional uses in the

Residential districts. Pigeons are defined as Racing Pigeons, Fancy Pigeons, & Sporting Pigeons.

All Sites shall meet the following conditions:

 

1. All premises on which Pigeons are kept and maintained shall be kept clean and free from filth, garbage

and such substances which attract rodents at all times.

2. All Pigeons shall be fed within the confines of the aviary in which the Pigeons are housed.

3. All feed or food stored for the use of the Pigeons shall be kept in rodent-proof containers.

4. Pigeons shall be permitted to fly only when under the control of the Licensee or a representative

of the Licensee.

5. All aviaries shall be completely enclosed with wire netting or equivalent material that will prevent Pigeons

from escaping its confines.

6. The aviaries shall be sided similar to the principal structure on the property.

7. All aviaries housing Pigeons shall be elevated a minimum of six (6) inches and a maximum of twelve (12)

inches above grade to insure a free-way beneath the aviary; further, the aviary shall rest upon and be anchored to

a foundation or piers made of concrete or other suitable foundation material. No aviary shall exceed twelve feet

in height.

8. There shall be a principal use and structure on the property which conforms to the Zoning district in which the

property lies.

9. All Pigeons shall be Banded and Registered.

 

Section 3.  That this Ordinance hereby repeals Ordinance 98-99/182 adopted December 15, 1998.

ENACTED:  January 19, 1999.

 

City of Eau Claire WI. (Corporate Limits) Pigeon Keeping & Maintaining Ordinance

Chapter 6.16
PIGEONS
Sections:
6.16.010 Definitions.
6.16.060 Conditions for keeping and maintaining.
6.16.070 Violation--Penalty.
6.16.010 Definitions. The following definitions shall apply only in the interpretation and enforcement
of this chapter:
A. "Loft" includes any and all quarters in which pigeons are housed.
B. "Pigeon" includes any and all varieties and breeds of pigeons.
C. This chapter shall apply to the keeping and harboring of pigeons for any purpose within the
corporate limits of the city of Eau Claire. (Ord. 5207 §2, 1992; Prior code §12.11(1)).
6.16.060 Conditions for keeping and maintaining. It is a violation of this chapter for any person,
firm or corporation to harbor, keep or maintain pigeons upon other than the following conditions unless varied
by provisions of chapter 18.35:
A. No loft, coop or other place for keeping or confining pigeons shall be maintained or operated in any
manner which violates the city building code or zoning ordinance.
B. All premises on which pigeons are kept and maintained shall be kept reasonably clean and free
from filth, garbage and such substances which attract rodents at all times.
C. All pigeons shall be fed within the confines of the loft or premises on which pigeons are housed.
D. All grains and food stored for the use of pigeons shall be kept in rodent-proof containers.
E. Pigeons shall be exercised and permitted to fly only when under control of the licensee or a
representative of the licensee.
F. All aviaries shall be completely enclosed with wire netting or equivalent material that will prevent
pigeons from escaping the confines of the loft or coop.
G. The loft floor area shall not exceed two hundred square feet.
H. The outline of the loft to house said pigeons shall be of such design to conform with the symmetry
of the existing buildings.
I. Any loft housing pigeons shall be elevated a minimum of six inches and maximum of twelve inches
above grade to insure free-way beneath the loft; further, the loft shall rest upon concrete footings and piers,
cement blocks, or other suitable foundation material. Any loft built expressly to house pigeons shall have a
maximum height of nine feet.
J. The property upon which pigeons are kept shall have established a principal use conforming to the
zoning ordinance. (Ord. 5207 §§3, 4, 5, 1992; Prior code §12.11(2)(e)).
6.16.070 Violation--Penalty. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall
forfeit a penalty not exceeding twenty-five dollars and the costs of prosecution for each and every offense, and
in default of payment thereof, shall be committed to the county jail of Eau Claire County until such forfeiture
and costs are paid, not exceeding ten days, unless said forfeiture and costs and expenses of prosecution are
sooner paid. (Prior code §12.11(2)(f)).
158 (Eau Claire 6/92)

 

City of Altoona WI. Pigeon Keeping & Maintaining Ordinance

Chapter 6.06
PIGEONS
Sections:
6.06.010 Definitions.
6.06.020 Conditional use.
6.06.030 Minimum Conditions for keeping and maintaining.
6.06.040 Violation-Penalty
606.010 Definitions.
The following definitions shall apply only in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter.
A. “Loft” includes any and all quarters in which pigeons are housed.
B. “Pigeon” includes any and all varieties and breeds of pigeons.
C. This chapter shall apply to the keeping and harboring of pigeons for any purpose within
the corporate limits of the City of Altoona.
6.06.020 Conditional use.
A. Pigeon Lofts shall be approved only as a conditional use in the R-1 District.
B. Pigeon Lofts are prohibited in all other Districts.
6.06.030 Minimum Conditions for keeping and maintaining.
It is a violation of this chapter for any person, firm or corporation to harbor, keep or maintain
pigeons upon other than the following minimum conditions.
A. No loft for keeping or confining pigeons shall be maintained or operated in any manner
which violates city building code or zoning ordinance, including but not limited to Section 15.04.120.
B. All premises on which pigeons are kept and maintained shall at all times be kept clean
and free from filth, garbage and such substances which attract rodents.
C. All pigeons shall be fed within the confines of the loft in which pigeons are housed.
D. All grains and food stored for the use of pigeons shall be stored indoors and shall be kept
in rodent-proof containers.
E. Pigeons shall be exercised and permitted to fly only when under control of the permittee
or a representative of the permittee.
F. All aviaries shall be completely enclosed with wire netting or equivalent material that
will prevent pigeons from escaping the confines of the loft or coop.
G. The loft floor area shall not exceed one hundred square feet.
H. The exterior appearance and finish of the loft to house pigeons shall be defined in the
conditional use permit.
I. Any loft housing pigeons shall be elevated a minimum of six inches and maximum of
twelve inches above grade to insure free-way beneath the loft. The loft shall rest upon concrete footings
or piers having a minimum depth of three (3) feet. Any loft built expressly to house pigeons shall have a
maximum height of nine feet.
J. The property upon which pigeons are kept shall have established a principal use
conforming to the zoning ordinance.
180
6.06.040 Violation—Penalty.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall forfeit a penalty not exceeding
twenty-five dollars and the costs of prosecution for each and every offense, and in default of payment
thereof, shall be committed to the county jail of Eau Claire County until such forfeiture and costs are paid,
not exceeding ten days, unless said forfeiture and costs and expenses of prosecution are sooner paid.
(Ord. 4A-04, 2004).

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