New livestock ordinance in effect - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

New livestock ordinance in effect

The following is a news release from The City of Lake Charles:

Ordinance 15687, passed and adopted by the City Council on December 1, 2010 went into effect March of this year. The ordinance prohibits the housing of horses or any livestock within the city limits except by special exception permit granted by the City Council of Lake Charles. 

The application for the public hearing to allow the applicant to go before the City Council to consider the granting of the special exception permit can be obtained, completed and returned to: The Permit Center, 7th floor, City Hall, 326 Pujo St., Lake Charles.  The application must include a sanitation and off-site drainage plan.

The form can also be printed online, along with Ordinance 15687, at the City's web site www.cityoflakecharles.com.  At the homepage, visit the Hot Topics section and click on the link, Application for Public Hearing – Keeping of Livestock and/or Horses, which will display the application form and the ordinance.

Should the owner fail to obtain the required special exception permit from the City Council, a citation/notice for removal of the animals will be issued.

Citizens with questions regarding Ordinance 15687 or the application form should contact the City of Lake Charles Planning and Development Department at 491-1542.

Citizens wishing to report a suspected violation should call the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Animal Services and Adoption Center at 337-721-3730.

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