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City of Pullman WA
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Title 1 - Administration and Personnel
Title 2 - Construction Code
Title 3 - Fire
Title 4 - Funds
Title 5 - Health and Sanitation
Title 6 - Licenses and Taxation
Title 7 - Local Improvements
Title 8 - Public Safety and Morals
Title 9 - Animals << opens in a separate window
Title 10 - Public Services and Utilities
Title 10A - Water Utility Code
Title 11 - Streets and Sidewalks
Title 12 - Traffic
Title 13 - Plats and Subdivisions
Title 14 - Airport
Title 15 - Fair Housing
Title 16 - Environment
Title 17 - Zoning << click here to read text of Title 17
TItle 20 - Franchises

[Only those chapters pertaining to animals and insects have been included in this discussion]

TITLE 17
ZONING CODE of THE CITY of PULLMAN

Chapters:

17.01 Preface and Purpose
17.05 Definitions
17.10 General Administration & Enforcement
17.15 Board of Adjustment
17.20 Planning Commission
17.25 Assurances
17.30 Nonconforming Uses
17.35 Exceptions and Special Provisions << only chapter pertaining to animals & insects
17.40 Off-Street Parking
17.45 Landscaping & Screening
17.50 Sign Regulations
17.55 Home Occupations
17.65 Districts and Maps
17.70 Use Chart
17.75 Residential Districts
17.80 Commercial Districts
17.85 Industrial Districts
17.95 Airport Overlay Districts
17.100 Floodplain Management
17.105 Manufactured Homes
17.107 Planning Residential Development
17.108 Townhouses
17.110 Changes to Comprehensive Plan
17.115 Rezones
17.120 Text Amendments
17.125 Conditional Use Permits
17.127 Special Use Permits
17.130 Variances
17.135 Site Plan Review
17.170 Public Hearings
17.175 Application & Staff Review
17.180 Commission Review
17.185 Appeals & Court Review

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Chapter 17.35

EXCEPTIONS AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO USES, DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

[Only those sections pertaining to animals and insects have been included in this discussion]

Sections

17.35.010 Purpose
17.35.020 General Exceptions
17.35.030 Fences
17.35.035 Pedestrian Walkways
17.35.040 Temporary Uses
17.35.050 Animals and Fowl in Residential Districts
17.35.060 Bees
17.35.070 Swine
17.35.080 Special Use Provisions
17.35.090 Light and Glare
17.35.100 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Storage Facilities

 

17.35.010  Purpose.  The purpose of this Chapter is to establish provisions for exceptions to standards and requirements imposed by this Title to afford the flexibility necessary to make this Zoning Code as broadly applicable as possible, and also to establish provisions for certain uses which are supplementary or in addition to other standards and requirements imposed by this Title. (Ord. No. 87-9 §1, 1987).

[Sections 17.35.020 through 17.35.040 have been excluded from this discussion since they don't pertain to animals]

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17.35.050  Animals and Fowl in Residential Districts.  This section establishes special regulations that govern the keeping of animals and fowl in any zone district where a dwelling unit is permitted but nothing in this Section eliminates the need to comply with any other regulations of the state, county, or city pertaining to the keeping of animals and fowl.

(1)  Household Pets.  The following are categorized as household pets and shall be regulated as provided herein:

(a) Household Pets Category.  Three (3) dogs or less per dwelling unit; three (3) cats or less per dwelling unit; a total of four (4) dogs and cats per dwelling unit; four (4) rabbits or less per dwelling unit; gerbils; guinea pigs; hamsters; caged mice or rats; caged birds; non-venomous reptiles, amphibians, and fish; and such other pets as are normally associated with a dwelling unit, and which are generally housed within the dwelling unit, but excluding wild or exotic animals.

(b) Household Pet Regulation.  Household pets are regulated as follows:

(i) The keeping of household pets categorized in 17.35.050(1)(a) does not require approval from the city.

(ii)  The maximum number of household pets over six (6) months of age allowed per dwelling unit is as follows:  three (3) dogs; three (3) cats; dogs and cats [a total of four (4) animals]; and four (4) rabbits.  There is no limit on the number of other household pets.

(iii) Rabbit pens, dog runs, and similar structures must be at least five (5) feet from each property line.

(iv) Household pets, excluding dogs, cats, and rabbits, must be housed within the dwelling unit.

(2)  Small Domestic Animals and Fowl.  The following are categorized as small domestic animals and fowl and shall be regulated as provided herein:

(a) Small Domestic Animal and Fowl Category.  More than three (3) dogs per dwelling unit; more than three (3) cats per dwelling unit; more than a total of four (4) dogs and cats per dwelling unit; more than four (4) rabbits per dwelling unit; and twenty-four (24) fowl.

(b) Small Domestic Animal and Fowl Regulations.  The city planner shall review applications for the keeping of small domestic animals and fowl as set forth in 17.175.050* in accordance with the following standards:

(i) proximity to dwelling units both on and off the subject property;

(ii) lot size of at least 10,000 square feet and isolation of the lot;

(iii) a minimum of 2,000 square feet of land per animal;

(iv) structures or pens used to house animals or fowl shall be a distance of at least twenty (20) feet from property lines;

(v) potential noise impacts;

(vi) compatibility with surrounding uses.

(3)  Large Domestic Animals.  The following are categorized as large domestic animals and shall be regulated as provided herein:

(a) Large Domestic Animal Category.  Horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and other grazing or foraging animals.

(b) Large Domestic Animal Regulations.  The city planner shall review applications for the keeping of large domestic animals as set forth in 17.175.050* in accordance with the following standards:

(i) proximity to dwelling units both on and off the subject property;

(ii) lot size of at least 20,000 square feet and isolation of the lot;

(iii) a minimum of 10,000 square feet of land per horse or cow, and 5,000 square feet of land per goat or sheep;

(iv) structures or pens used to house animals shall be a distance of at least forty (40) feet from property lines;

(v) roaming or grazing areas shall be a distance of at least twenty (20) feet from property lines, unless an abutting property owner files a signed statement in support of a lesser distance, in which event the city may permit roaming or grazing areas to extend to the property line in common with the abutting property;

(vi) provision of a suitable structure or pen to house the animal(s);

(vii) potential noise impacts;

(viii) compatibility with surrounding uses.

(Ord. No. 87-9 §1, 1987).

* Chapter 17.175 Application and Staff Review, Section 17.175.050 Staff Decision - Optional Hearing

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17.35.060  Bees.  Beekeeping is permitted in the city provided that

(1)  the number, location, and ownership of the hives shall be recorded with the State Bee Inspector; and,

(2)  hives shall be located a minimum of fifty (50) feet from an inhabited residence other than the residence occupied by the beekeeper, a public sidewalk or a public street.

(3)  a source of water shall be set out on the property where the hives are located.  (Ord. No. 87-9 §1, 1987).

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17.35.070  Swine.  The keeping of swine of any kind is prohibited in the city.  (Ord. No. 87-9 §1, 1987).

[Sections 17.35.080 through 17.35.100 have been excluded from this discussion since they don't pertain to animals]


Related Links

Link to text of City Code Title 9, Animals: Topics: Licensing, animal control (city parks, no animals in cemeteries, leash law, noise, dangerous animals, sanitation, stray dogs, animal cruelty, facilitating escape or luring, animal abandonment), rabies control.

To view ALL City Code Titles available online (Titles 1 through 17 and Title 20), click here, then click on "City Code" in the left-most menu.

Related Links:

City of Pullman Animal Services Regulations and shelter map


 

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