Ordinance No. 20-04 Amending Art 5 - Animal Contol, to reduce the acreage requirements for non-domesticated Animal eligibility in R-A Zoning

Document Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2020


An Ordinance Amending ARTICLE 5, ANIMAL CONTROL, to reduce the acreage requirements for non-domesticated Animal Permit eligibility in R-A zoning and to set the number of animals allowed under such permits.

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Ham Lake, Anoka County, Minnesota as follows:

ARTICLE 5, ANIMAL CONTROL of the Ham Lake City Code is hereby amended as indicated in the following sections:

5-300  Animal Permits

Domesticated pets mean dogs, cats, tropical fish, goldfish, parrots, parakeets, gerbils, hamsters, and rabbits. Except domesticated pets, and as permitted under Chapter 5-200, no raising, breeding, keeping or occupancy of livestock, poultry or other animals shall be permitted on any lands other than those zoned R-A Rural Single Family Residential. In land zoned R-A such activities may be permitted on parcels in excess of five three (3) contiguous acres, provided the occupant has obtained an Animal Permit. As many as three (3) such animals may be kept on a lot or parcel of land containing three (3) acres. One (1) additional such animal, per acre, may be kept upon lots or parcels of land containing more than three (3) acres. Animal Permits shall be issued by the Zoning Officer upon approval by the City Council, which may impose such conditions on this issuance of such permits as the Council may deem appropriate. In deciding on the issuance of an animal permit, the Council shall consider the effects of the use on adjacent properties, sanitary condition, disposal of animal waste, noise, odor, or any other factor affecting the health, safety or welfare of the City.

Presented to the Ham Lake City Council on this 2nd day of March, 2020 and adopted by a unanimous vote this 16th day of March, 2020.



                                                                                  Michael G. Van Kirk, Mayor



Denise Webster, City Clerk