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Livestock & Fowl



All Livestock & Fowl currently residing inside Seguin City limits must have a permit issued by Seguin Animal Services.

Permit will be issued after inspection.

Fowl Permit: $10 annually.
Livestock Permit: $25 annually. 

Section 14-164 Space and Fence Requirements.

Horses: 
There shall be a minimum space of 8,000 square feet for each horse kept within the city limits. The shed used for protection against the elements may be located on this plot. An additional space of 8,000 square feet must be provided for each additional horse kept on the premises. Such lot must be enclosed with a wooden slat or net wire fence. Barbed wire will not be approved. No part of the enclosure for such animal shall be within 100 feet of any residence.

Cattle:
There shall be a minimum space of 8,000 square feet for each cow kept within the city limits. The shed used for protection against the elements and that used for milking purposes may be located on this lot. An additional space of 8,000 square feet must be provided for each additional cow kept on the premises. Such lot must be enclosed with a wooden slat or net wire fence. Barbed wire will not be approved. No part of the enclosure for such animals shall be located within 100 feet of any residence.

Sheep and goats:
There shall be a minimum space of 8,000 square feet for each sheep or goat kept within the city limits. An additional space of 8,000 square feet must be provided for each additional sheep or goat kept on the premises. No part of the enclosure for such animals shall be within 100 feet of any residence.

Hogs:
No person shall be allowed to keep or maintain hogs, Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs or swine within the limits of this city, except as provided by section 14-162.

Fowl:
No person shall keep, harbor, possess or allow to remain on any one premises under his control within the corporate limits of the city more than 12 grown fowl. No chickens, except laying hens and pullets, may be kept or maintained in this city. Any lot maintained in the city limits must be large enough to provide five square feet per fowl. The chicken house or house for other fowl will be allowed to be part of this area. Chicken wire shall be used as the fence material for chickens and other fowl. Such enclosure shall be located not less than 100 feet from any residence, other than that of the owner.

Rabbits:
No person shall keep, harbor, possess or allow to remain upon his premises or upon premises under his control in the corporate limits of the city more than six grown rabbits or more than 18 fryer rabbits. All rabbit hutches must be kept in a sanitary manner at all times and constructed to allow ease in cleaning. Hutches shall be located not less than 100 feet from any residence, other than that of the owner.

Pigeons:
No person or persons shall keep, harbor, possess or allow to remain upon his premise or premises under his control in the corporate limits of the city, more than 75 mature pigeons.There shall be at least one square foot of floor space in any loft for each mature pigeon kept herein.The construction and location of the loft shall not conflict with any building code of the City of Seguin and be located not less than 100 feet from any residence other than that of the owner.


 

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