city of glenaire

Codes & Ordinances


Section 3-3) Number of Cats, Dogs and Chickens Allowed per Dwelling

No more than three (3) cats, three (3) dogs, or any combination thereof, over the age of six (6) months or any dangerous or vicious animal shall be allowed to be housed within the city limits of the City of Glenaire at any one dwelling unit.

For single-family residential lots smaller than thirty thousand (30,000) square foot in area, or larger lots which cannot satisfy the setbacks outlined in Section 7 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City,

Up to six (6) female chickens (hens) may be kept in accordance with the following provisions:

(a) All hens must have access to a covered enclosure (or coop) that allows for the housing of the hens. In addition, all coops must have direct access to an enclosed run area. All coops and runs shall be located in the rear yard and be designed in a manner to minimize their visual impact. All coops and runs shall be at least ten (10) feet from any property line and at least thirty (30) feet from any other residential structure.

(b) The keeping of roosters and guinea hens, or any fowl other than female chickens, is prohibited.

(c) At all times, hens shall either be kept in a coop or a run as defined above.

(d) All feed and other items associated with the keeping of hens shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times and be protected so as to prevent the infestation of rats, mice, or other rodents.

(e) The hens are not raised for the purpose of slaughtering.

(Code 2021, § 3-3; Ord. No.431, § 1 3/17/2020)

Animal Licenses

Section 3-10) Animal Licenses

Any dog or cat over the age of four months maintained within the City limits shall be required to be licensed as provided in this section. The licensing provisions of this section shall not apply to non-residents until they have kept a dog or cat within the City limits for over thirty (30) days. Any owner of a dog or cat which is lawfully required to be licensed, but remains unlicensed, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

Section 3-11) License Application

Written application for a cat or dog license shall be made at the City Office or to the City Clerk on the official form provided for that purpose. The written application must be accompanied by a signed certificate of vaccination for rabies issued by a licensed veterinarian, effective no more than one year prior to the date of application.

Section 3-12) License Fees

The annual license fees shall be $3.00 for neutered or spayed dogs or cats; $5.00 for an unneutered male dog or cat; and $7.50 for an unspayed female dog or cat. License fees shall be waived for dogs serving the blind.


Section 9-9) Use of Permitted Fireworks

The use of permitted fireworks shall be governed by the following regulations:

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or place any fireworks, including pyrotechnic devices, in such manner that explosion of same will likely endanger or cause injury or damage to any person or property.

The use of such fireworks shall be limited to the time period from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July of each year.

If a Sunday occurs in any year on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July the morning period of restriction shall be extended to 12:00 noon.

Throwing or discharging of fireworks on any public property, including streets and parks, is prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, use, explode, detonate, aim, point or shoot fireworks, including pyrotechnic devices, in such a manner that, after it is ignited, will propel it, or any part thereof, such that it, or any part thereof, lands on property of another.

Discharge of Firearms

Section 14-13) Discharging Firearms within City limits

It shall be unlawful to discharge any firearms or air guns in the City of Glenaire; provided, that this Section shall not be construed to prohibit any officer of the law to discharge a firearm in the performance of his duty; nor to any citizen to discharge a firearm when lawfully defending his person or property.

(Code 2021, § 14-13; Ord. No. 113, § 1, 11/13/1984)