Please read the Municipal Code Regulations below and complete the application. A site plan showing proposed and existing structure(s) on the property is required to be uploaded with this license application.
Fee will be invoiced once the application is approved.
Keeping of miniature goats or miniature pot-bellied pigs shall be unlawful in any area unless all of the following conditions are met:
(1) Keeping of miniature goats or miniature pot-bellied pigs is hereby declared to be an accessory use in the agricultural zoning, residential zoning, and public zoning districts, and in conjunction with residential uses and school uses as such uses are defined in section 26-8-1. In all areas, keeping of miniature goats or miniature pot-bellied pigs is only allowed as an accessory use subject to the conditions and restrictions of paragraph (b) of this section. Refer to table 26A, permitted uses in chapter 26 of the Lafayette Code of Ordinances for a list of the zoning districts where keeping of miniature goats or miniature pot-bellied pigs is allowed.
(2) A miniature goats or miniature pot-bellied pigs license must be approved by the planning and building department. A nonrefundable application fee shall be submitted with the license application. City council shall set the amount of such fee by resolution.
(3) Miniature goats and miniature pot-bellied pigs are required to be located within a designated shelter and yard area that shall meet the following requirements:
a. Neither the shelter nor yard area shall be located in that front fifty (50) percent of any lot which is on the side that abuts a private or public street that provides principal access to or visibility of the lot.
b. The shelter shall have a minimum five (5) feet setback from any side or rear property line, except as permitted in subsection 25-101(c)(7).
c. The shelter shall be predator resistant with a solid covered roof.
d. Water shall be provided onsite and accessible to animals at all times.
e. The maximum shelter size is one hundred (100) square feet, except as permitted in subsection 25-101(c)(7).
f. The maximum height of a shelter shall be no more than seven (7) feet at the highest point of the roof, except as permitted in subsection 25-101(c)(7).
g. Existing structures on a property as of December 1, 2016, that do not meet the setback requirement in subsection 25-101(c)(2), exceed the maximum size requirement in subsection 25-101(c)(5), or exceed the maximum height in subsection 25-101(c)(6) may be used as a shelter as long as the structure is located in the rear yard of the property and if said structure is approved as part of the miniature animal license.
h. Yard areas must be fully fenced and constructed to confine all animals onsite.
(4) Pot-bellied pig
a. No more than two (2) miniature pot-bellied pigs shall be kept within or upon any parcel of land or dwelling unit within the city limits;
b. Miniature pot-bellied pigs over four (4) months of age must have current inoculation against rabies and leptospirosis.
c. Any male miniature pot-bellied pig must be neutered or any female miniature pot-bellied pig must be spayed.
d. Any person owning or having charge, care, custody, or control of any miniature pot-bellied pig shall be responsible for removing and cleaning up such pig feces on any public or private property;
(5) Miniature goats
a. No more and no less than two (2) miniature goats, twelve (12) weeks of age or older, must be kept in order to humanely meet the companionship needs of miniature goats;
b. Males must be neutered before the age of six (6) months;
c. Any person owning or having charge, care, custody, or control of any miniature goats shall be responsible for removing and cleaning up such goat feces on any public or private property;
d. Any number of offspring younger than twelve (12) weeks of age may be kept at the property.
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