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A. Dogs. Except as otherwise permitted by ordinance, no person shall keep or maintain more than three (3) dogs over the age of three (3) months on any one (1) parcel or tract of land.

B. Swine. No person shall keep or maintain swine. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence or the provisions of section, keeping or maintaining swine commonly referred to as Miniature Vietnamese, Chinese, or Oriental pot-bellied pigs (sus scrofa vittatus) is allowed, subject to the following:

1. Such pigs shall not exceed a maximum height of 18 inches at the shoulder or weigh more than 95 pounds.

2. No more than one such pig shall be kept at any one parcel or tract of land.

3. Such pigs shall:

a. Be confined by fence, leash or obedience training to the property of the person keeping or maintaining them or to the property of another if such other person has given express permission;

b. Be confined to a car or truck when off property where otherwise confined; or

4. Such pigs shall be kept in accordance with the standards of minimum care for domestic animals as set forth in ORS 167.310.

5. Notwithstanding any of the above, no such pig shall be allowed in any park.

C. Micro-livestock, chickens, domestic fowl, turkeys, rabbits, and miniature goats, may be kept or maintained provided each of the following requirements is continuously met:

1. The total number of all micro-livestock, including both adult and juvenile animals, that may kept or maintained on any single property shall be limited to no more than ten (10) animals on properties of 5000 square feet or less, and no more than two (2) additional animals for each one thousand (1,000) square feet of lot area in excess of five thousand (5000) square feet, up to a maximum of twenty (20) animals.

2. Chickens and Domestic Fowl. For purposes of this chapter, “domestic fowl” means quails, pheasants, pigeons, doves, and Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata).

a. No more than five (5) adult chickens or domestic fowl (over six months of age) and five (5) juvenile chickens or domestic fowl (less than 6 months of age) shall be kept or maintained on properties of five thousand (5000) square feet or less;

b. No more than one (1) adult chicken or domestic fowl (over six months of age) and one (1) juvenile chickens or domestic fowl (less than 6 months of age) for each one thousand (1,000) square feet of lot area, shall be kept or maintained on properties greater than five thousand (5000) square feet,

c. No more than two (2) adult turkeys (over 6 months of age), and two (2) juvenile turkeys (less than 6 months of age) shall be kept or maintained on properties of less than one acre.

d. Roosters, geese, and peacocks are prohibited.

3. Rabbits. No more than six (6) adult rabbits (over six months of age) shall be kept or maintained on properties of less than one acre.

a. Nursing offspring born to permitted adult rabbits may be kept until such animals are weaned.

b. Rabbits shall be kept in a hutch or fenced enclosure.

4. Miniature Goats. For purposes of this chapter “miniature goats” are those goats commonly known as pygmy, dwarf, and miniature goats weighing less than 95lbs at full size.

a. No more than two (2) adult miniature goats over six months of age shall be kept or maintained on properties of less than one acre.

b. Nursing offspring born to permitted adult miniature goats may be kept until such animals are weaned.

c. Solitary miniature goats are not permitted.

d. Male miniature goats shall be neutered.

5. Micro-livestock shall be allowed on properties containing multi-family complexes, including duplexes provided the following are continuously met:

a. The property owner, or designated property manager, has provided written notification to all residents of the multi-family complex, and to the City, verifying the keeping of animals on the property will comply with the requirements of this chapter. Written notification shall include the following;

(i) Property owner, property manager, or Home Owner Association representative contact information, including the name, address and phone number(s).

(ii) 24 hour emergency contact information for an onsite resident designated as the primary responsible party for animal care and maintenance. Contact information shall include the name, address and phone number of the responsible party.

(iii) The City requirements for the keeping of micro-livestock including the maximum number and type of animals permitted on the subject property and maintenance requirements per this chapter.

b. Micro-livestock must be secured at all times and located at least twenty (20) feet from any dwelling within the multi-family complex or dwellings on adjoining properties.

c. The area in which micro livestock are kept shall be continuously maintained regardless of any change of building tenancy or property ownership.

d. The construction of accessory buildings and structures for the purpose of housing micro-livestock upon multi-family zoned properties occupied by two (2) or more residential units is subject to site design review standards outlined in Chapter 18.5.2 of this code.

6. In residential zones micro-livestock shall be kept primarily for personal use Sale of surplus eggs, honey or similar animal products produced by on-premises micro-livestock is permitted in compliance with applicable licensing and inspection requirements of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

7. Micro-livestock must be secured at all times and located at least twenty (20) feet from dwellings on adjoining properties:

a. secure enclosure shall be provided to protect micro-livestock from predators and to provide shelter from the weather;

b. Micro-livestock enclosures shall meet the requirements of AMC and shall be located at least ten (10) feet from neighboring properties;

8. To protect public health, the areas in which micro-livestock are kept must be maintained in compliance with AMC 9.08.060 and the following requirements:

a. Animal feed must be kept in rodent- and raccoon-proof containers;

b. Animal manure must be collected, stored, and removed from the property on a regular basis in accordance with the following requirements:

(i) All stored manure shall be within a noncombustible, air-tight, container and located in accordance with the Oregon Fire Code relating to the outdoor storage of combustibles;

(ii) No more than one 20-gallon container of manure shall be stored on any one property housing micro-livestock; and

(iii) All manure not used for composting or fertilizing shall be removed;

9. Micro-livestock enclosures, including chicken coops and runs, rabbit hutches, and goat barns shall be built in compliance with AMC and with all applicable building and zoning codes;

10. The requirements of AMC regarding of the keeping of livestock shall not apply to the keeping of micro-livestock or the buildings and structures that house micro-livestock.

11. Noise resulting from the keeping or maintaining of micro-livestock must not exceed the limitations set forth in AMC 9.08.170.

D. Bees. The keeping or maintaining of bees, bee colonies, bee hives, combs, or containers of any kind or character wherein bees are hived is subject to the following:

1. Registration with the City is required to keep beehives within the City limits and the Director of Community Development shall provide a beekeeping registration process.

2. No more than three (3) bee colonies shall be kept or maintained on properties of less than one acre.

3. No more than five (5) bee colonies shall be kept or maintained on properties of one acre or greater.

4. Bee colonies shall be kept in hives with removable frames, which shall be kept in sound and usable condition.

5. For each colony permitted to be maintained under this ordinance, there may also be maintained upon the same property, one nucleus colony in a hive structure not to exceed one standard 9-5/8 inch depth 10-frame hive body.

6. In each instance where a colony is kept less than twenty five (25) feet from a property line, a flyway barrier at least six (6) feet in height shall be maintained parallel to the property line for a minimum of ten (10) feet in either direction from the hive. The flyway barrier may consist of a wall, fence, dense vegetation or a combination there of, such that bees will fly over rather than through the material to reach the colony.

7. A constant supply of fresh water shall be provided for the colonies on site within fifteen (15) feet of each hive.

8. Each beekeeper shall ensure that no wax comb or other material that might encourage robbing by other bees are left upon the grounds of the property. Such materials once removed from the site shall be handled and stored in sealed containers or placed within a building or other insect proof container.

9. If the beekeeper serves the community by removing a swarm or swarms of honey bees from locations where they are not desired, the beekeeper shall be permitted to temporarily house the swarm on the property for no more than 30 days from the date acquired.

10. The sale of surplus honey or bee’s wax produced on site shall be permitted on the property where the keeping of bees is permitted.

11. Africanized bees are prohibited.

F. No person shall keep or maintain a stable housing large livestock within one hundred (100) feet of another dwelling.

G. Except as otherwise permitted by this ordinance, no person shall drive, ride or lead livestock or wild animals in any street, public right-of-way, or city park except under the terms of a valid special use permit issued by the City Manager.

1. In addition to requirements of ORS 814.150, a person may ride or lead one horse or one mule without obtaining a special use permit, provided the activity is reasonable and prudent, having due regard to all of the following:

a. The traffic.

b. The surface and width of the highway.

c. The hazard at intersections.

d. Weather.

e. Visibility.

H. Where the conditions imposed by subsections B to G of this section differ from those imposed by another ordinance, the provision which is more restrictive shall control.

I. The applicable minimum care requirements of ORS 167.310 shall apply to all animals identified in this section.

J. Any violation of this section is punishable as provided under 9.08.990. (Ord. 3192, amended, 11/17/2020; Ord. 3137, amended, 2017; Ord. 3111, amended, 2015; Ord. 3084, amended, 08/20/2013; Ord. 3071, amended, 08/08/2012; Ord. 3061, amended, 04/17/2012; Ord. 3025, amended, 08/03/2010)