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Old 09-27-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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We're looking to move up from the Gainesville area and would love to bring our chickens with us. Are there certain places you can or cannot have chickens in Jacksonville? Are there any HOA's that allow them? No roosters, just hens.

Also, we have 5 dogs. Does the city or do the HOA's limit the amount of dogs you can have on your property?
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:20 AM
 
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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We're looking to move up from the Gainesville area and would love to bring our chickens with us. Are there certain places you can or cannot have chickens in Jacksonville? Are there any HOA's that allow them? No roosters, just hens.

Also, we have 5 dogs. Does the city or do the HOA's limit the amount of dogs you can have on your property?
Anywhere but next to me.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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This is the link to the topic of chickens. Apparently location isn't the factor, but the size of the property makes the difference since a chicken enclosure would have to be 100+ feet away from an adjacent residence or building (other than the owner's own residence) ... if I read it correctly.
https://www.cityofjacksonville.net/D...owl-PDF?bidId=

As for the maximum number of dogs, purportedly it is four.
http://www.cityofjacksonville.net/Do...Ordinances-PDF

HOAs will generally be more restrictive. I would guess that 99% would say no to chickens, and probably most/all would restrict the number of dogs to 4 or less. I think my HOA has a maximum of four pets (any combination of cats, dogs, birds that doesn't exceed four).
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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This is the link to the topic of chickens. Apparently location isn't the factor, but the size of the property makes the difference since a chicken enclosure would have to be 100+ feet away from an adjacent residence or building (other than the owner's own residence) ... if I read it correctly.
https://www.cityofjacksonville.net/D...owl-PDF?bidId=

As for the maximum number of dogs, purportedly it is four.
http://www.cityofjacksonville.net/Do...Ordinances-PDF

HOAs will generally be more restrictive. I would guess that 99% would say no to chickens, and probably most/all would restrict the number of dogs to 4 or less. I think my HOA has a maximum of four pets (any combination of cats, dogs, birds that doesn't exceed four).


Thanks! This info is very helpful!
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Old 09-28-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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This is the link to the topic of chickens. Apparently location isn't the factor, but the size of the property makes the difference since a chicken enclosure would have to be 100+ feet away from an adjacent residence or building (other than the owner's own residence) ... if I read it correctly.
https://www.cityofjacksonville.net/D...owl-PDF?bidId=

As for the maximum number of dogs, purportedly it is four.
http://www.cityofjacksonville.net/Do...Ordinances-PDF

HOAs will generally be more restrictive. I would guess that 99% would say no to chickens, and probably most/all would restrict the number of dogs to 4 or less. I think my HOA has a maximum of four pets (any combination of cats, dogs, birds that doesn't exceed four).

a limit of 1 or 2 dogs is more likely in my experience
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL (Mandarin)
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Regarding backyard chickens, there was an ordinance passed a few years back, after an 18 month pilot program was conducted. The basics of the ordinance is that, as long as your community isn’t excluded, residents in SFR neighborhoods can make application with the city, attend a brief class, and pay a one time permit fee, then they are allowed to keep up to 5 backyard hens in an enclosure. Roosters are not permitted.

There’s probably some good info on this Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/rivercitychicks
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Old 09-30-2019, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach
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So if my husband and I move to JAX and have 6 dogs (5 of them are chihuahuas) and buy our own house that is not part of an HOA - would we be in trouble?
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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So if my husband and I move to JAX and have 6 dogs (5 of them are chihuahuas) and buy our own house that is not part of an HOA - would we be in trouble?
Technically per zoning ordinance yes. Realistically it depends on the location and type of property you buy and whether neighbors would turn a blind eye or not.
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