ST. CLAIR COUNTY,
ORDINANCE NO. 36
“Section 1225: Keeping of Animals.
(a) Domestic pets as defined in Article II may be kept in any Zoning District. Wild and exotic animals as defined in Article II are prohibited in all Zoning Districts. Farm animals as defined in Article II may be kept only on lots used for agriculture, hobby farms, or another conforming use requiring the keeping of farm animals.
(b) The animals listed below may be kept according with the following schedule:
1. Farms (including hobby farms) on lots of 40 acres or more.
There shall be no zoning limits on the number of animals kept.
2. Farms over 3 acres- up to 40 acres.
Horses, Ponies and Other Equines:
No more than two horses or ponies may be kept on lots with a minimum of 3 acres. One additional horse or pony may be kept for each 2.5 acres of lot area in excess of 3 acres.
No more than one per acre. The combined number of cattle and horses or ponies may not exceed one animal per acre.
Pigs, Sheep, or Goats:
No more than two per acre, of any combination.
No more than 35 per acre, in any combination.
3. Lots of less than 3 acres
Horses or Ponies and other Equines.
Prohibited under 3 acres.
Cattle shall be prohibited on lots that do not contain agricultural uses or hobby farms.
Pigs, Sheep, or Goats:
No more than one per acre, of any combination.
No more than 10 may be kept on lots under 3 acres. 10 additional may be kept for each 2.5 acres of lot area in excess of 3 acres.
(c) All animals shall be properly fenced and contained.
(d) Accumulations of manure shall be limited to a single designated area and shall be a minimum of 150 feet from all public rights-of-way, a minimum of 100 feet from side and rear lot lines, and a minimum of 100 feet from all dwellings.
The Animal Zoning Ordinance of Mussey Township shall be amended to revise Section 1224: Keeping of
Vote on this Ordinance was as follows:
Motion: Monica Standel
Support: Brad Humphrey
Ayes: Downey, Lewis, McDonald, Humphrey & Standel
I further certify that the said Ordinance was adopted by the Township Board on the 11th day of October, 2023, and was published once in the Tri-City Times, a paper published and circulated in the Township of Mussey, St. Clair County on the 18th day of October, 2023, this being the first and final day of publication of this Ordinance.
Mussey Township Clerk