New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.C.7.a General Requirements

i.  A minimum site size of one (1) acre is required to keep livestock.

ii.  The maximum number of the following types of livestock animals that may be permitted on an agricultural use shall be in accordance with the standards provided below in Table 20-1: Minimum Lot Area for Livestock. As part of the conditional use approval, these standards will be used as the basis for establishing a standard for any animal not included in the table.

Table 20-1: Minimum Lot Area for Livestock



Horse, mule, cow, or llama

43,560 square feet (1 acre)

Goat or sheep

14,520 square feet (1/3 acre)


4,356 square feet (1/10 acre)


50 square feet

Duck or other fowl (excluding chickens)

50 square feet

More than 6 chickens

50 square feet per chicken after first 6

iii.  All livestock shall be kept so as not to cause any adverse impact, including but not limited to odor, noise, drainage, or pest infestation, on any other property. The presence of any such impact constitutes a violation of this Ordinance and a public nuisance that the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits and/or the Director of the Department of Health may require to be abated at the expense of the owner of the livestock and/or the owner of the property on which the livestock is kept.

iv.  All livestock shall be kept in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 18 of the City Code.