Town of Bel Air, MD
Harford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners of the Town of Bel Air 3-11-1980 by Ord. No. 310 as Ch. 7 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 334.

§ 134-1 Raising and selling of poultry.

A. 
No owner, lessee or tenant shall erect or maintain any building, coop or pen upon any property in the Town within 200 feet of the property of adjoining owners of property in the Town for the purpose of raising, fattening, maintaining or selling any poultry or the eggs produced therefrom.
B. 
No owner, lessee or tenant of any property in the Town shall have on his premises any poultry for sale or for any other commercial purpose whatsoever within 200 feet of the property of adjoining owners of property in the Town.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 7-101, Fast or immoderate driving of animals, which immediately preceded this section, and §§ 7-103, 7-104 and 7-105, which immediately followed this section and dealt with keeping swine, were deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 134-2 Animals running at large.

It shall be unlawful for swine, horses, mules, goats, milk cows, cattle, sheep and geese to go at large on the streets, alleys or avenues of the Town.

§ 134-3 Impoundment and sale of animals. [1]

Harford Animal Control shall take up and impound any swine, horse, mule, cattle, sheep, goats and geese found running at large, and on its failure to take up and impound any swine, horses, mules, goats, sheep, geese or cattle as aforesaid it shall and may be lawful for any citizen of the Town to do so. Any person so taking up and impounding anything prohibited from going at large shall give five days' notice thereof, by advertisement set up at a designated place within the courthouse and two other conspicuous places in the Town, describing the stock so impounded and that the same will be sold at public sale at some public place in the Town. The owner of any stock so impounded shall pay a fee as set by resolution of the Board of Town Commissioners for taking up each of such stock and all expenses of keeping and advertising the same, and Harford Animal Control shall deliver the property to the owner or his agent.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 134-4 Disposition of proceeds of sale.

In case of a sale of any stock impounded under this article, the money arising therefrom shall go to pay all costs and expenses, including the poundage fee for taking up each of the stock so impounded, and the balance, if any, to the owner of the stock.

§ 134-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be a municipal infraction and a violator shall be fined as provided in Chapter 1, Article II of this Code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day or fraction of a day in which or during which a violation occurs or continues.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 134-6 County regulations to apply.

Dogs within the Town are hereby regulated under the provisions of Harford County Code Chapter 64, titled "Animals," which shall be enforced within the Town in the same manner, by the same officials and with the same effect as in unincorporated areas of Harford County, and all persons within the Town shall be required to abide by said provisions and to pay required licensing fees to Harford County in the manner provided in said chapter.