Can I have animals on my property?

Section 3.4 of the Zoning Ordinance establishes an animal density standard for the keeping of animals where no commercial activity is involved, as long as they are cared for in a manner that does not create a public nuisance or health problem. 

In Rural zoning districts (e.g. the AG, AE, and FR), there is no limit on the number of animals, including cats and dogs. 

In Residential districts, there are maximums for parcels that are less than 0.5 acre in size, i.e., three dogs or cats (over six months of age). For specific detail and additional restrictions, you should always check the Zoning Ordinance.

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1. What are the fees for different Planning Department services?
2. How do I make a request for project notification?
3. What is my zoning?
4. How can I change my zoning?
5. How do I get a map of my property?
6. Can my property be subdivided?
7. Are there any environmental constraints on my property?
8. What are my building setbacks?
9. Can I put a Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on my property?
10. Who is authorized to prepare biological inventories in the unincorporated County?
11. How do I file a land use complaint?
12. Is my property in a floodplain?
13. Can I have animals on my property?
14. What are the timelines for processing land use permits?