City of Albany, NY
Albany County
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[Added 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 3.11.00[1]]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it take effect 4-15-2002.

§ 115-30 Purpose.

The purpose of this article is to protect the residents of the City of Albany from nuisance by animals usually known as farm animals or fowl. The keeping or harboring of farm animals within the City of Albany is incompatible with urban life.

§ 115-31 Keeping of farm animals or fowl prohibited.

No person shall keep, harbor, or shelter any farm animal or fowl within the City of Albany. For purposes of this article, farm animal or fowl shall include cows, cattle, horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, or other animals or fowl usually known as "farm animals or fowl," but not solely limited to the aforementioned and not including common household pets.

§ 115-32 Exemptions.

The Normanskill Farm shall be exempt from the provisions of this article.
The City Clerk may exempt not-for-profit organizations from the provisions of this article upon proof that the farm animals are being kept for educational purposes and after finding that the animals will be kept in such a manner as to not disturb the health and safety of the surrounding neighborhood.
The City Clerk may exempt commercial businesses from the provisions of this article upon proof that the appropriate zoning requirements have been met for the district in which the business is located or upon proof that the business is a legal nonconforming use within the City.

§ 115-33 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 25.42.08]
Any person violating any provision of the article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a maximum fine of $315 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.