Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:


Planning Commission


December 9, 2004

Staff Lead:




W. Todd Benson, Assistant Zoning Administrator


Community Development



An Ordinance Adopting a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 5-1301 Concerning Standards for Kennels


Topic Description:


The proposed text amendment would make clear that the standards for enclosed kennels in R‑1/Residential Zoning Districts include a requirement for sound and odor proofing, and further ensure that animal wastes at all kennels are properly disposed.


Requested Action for Board of Supervisors:


Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.


Financial Impact Analysis:



Summary Staff Report:


A recent text amendment added kennels to the R-1 Zoning District, subject to certain conditions, which included a requirement that dog confinement areas and dog runs be enclosed.  Staff was asked to draft language to make clear that the standards for enclosed kennels in R-1/Residential Zoning Districts are the same as standards for enclosed kennels elsewhere in the County.  This refinement is accomplished by adding the following language to §5-1301: “In the R-1/Residential zoning district, all dog confinement areas and dog runs shall be located within enclosed structures, adequately soundproofed and constructed so that there will be no emission of odor or noise detrimental to other properties in the area, and no such structure shall be located closer than 200 feet to any lot line.”


On the September 28, 2004, the Planning Commission voted to place this matter on the public hearing agenda.  On November 18, 2004, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the text amendment.  Based upon public comments, the Planning Commission made two changes regarding structure maintenance and waste collection, and forwarded the text amendment to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation for adoption as revised.


Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Economic Development



Proposed Text Amendment