County of York, VA
 
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Nothing in this article shall authorize the use of land for the raising or keeping of livestock in conflict with the provisions of the County zoning ordinance. In case of conflict between any terms, provision or requirement of this article with that of any other ordinance or regulation, the stricter interpretation shall prevail.
No stable or housing for livestock shall be constructed or located within 100 feet of any abutting property owned or occupied by a person other than the owner or occupant of the property on which such stable or housing is located, nor within 100 feet of a public highway or road.
No person shall utilize any stable, pasture or animal yard for the keeping of livestock in any manner that is detrimental to the use of adjacent property or that, because of odor, noise or attraction of flies or other pests, reduces or otherwise unreasonably restricts the rights of adjacent property owners to enjoy the use of their property.
[Ord. No. 14-3, 2-4-2014]
(a) 
All stables, pastures or other areas or enclosures used to keep livestock shall comply with all applicable standards of the Virginia Administrative Code and the Virginia Department of Health concerning separation from active wells and the protection of wells from drainage or runoff from such areas.
(b) 
No person shall permit the drainage from any animal yard, pasture or stable to contaminate or pollute any stream, watercourse or drainage way, natural or man-made.
The boundary line of each lot or tract of land and any stream in the County are declared to be, and the same shall be henceforth, a lawful fence as to any and all livestock domesticated by man.
No person shall store, stockpile or permit any accumulation of manure or livestock waste in any manner whatsoever that, due to odor, attraction of files or other pests or for any other reason, diminishes the rights of adjacent property owners to enjoy reasonable use of their property.
(a) 
Manure spread or broadcast on bona fide agricultural lands for the purpose of fertilizing such lands shall be turned under or buried.
(b) 
Manure used as fertilizer in landscaping, home gardens or spread upon land for any other reason shall be turned under or buried within 24 hours.