How many horses may I have on my property?

The number of horses allowed on a property is dictated by the properties zoning. Please see the sections below:

R-R, A-1, A-2 & W-1 Zones:

The grazing of horses, not to exceed 5 animals per acre of all the land available; provided however, the systematic rotation of animals with more than 5 animals per acre is permitted so long as the total number of permitted animals is not exceeded. The provisions of this paragraph apply to mature breeding stock, maintenance stock and similar farm stock, and shall not apply to the offspring thereof, if such offspring are being kept, fed or maintained solely for sale, marketing or slaughtering at the earliest practical age of maturity. In all cases the permissible number of animals per acre shall be computed upon the basis of the nearest equivalent ratio.

R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-2A & R-3 Zones:

The noncommercial keeping of horses on lots not less than 20,000 square feet in area and 100 feet in width, provided they are kept not less than 100 feet from any street and 20 feet from any property line. A maximum of 2 horses per 20,000 square feet and, in any event, not more than 4 horses on a lot will be permitted.

R-T-R Zone:

The noncommercial keeping of horses for the use of the occupants of the premises, provided they are kept, fed and maintained not less than 20 feet from any street and 20 feet from any residential use. A total of 4 adult animals, plus the offspring thereof until they reach the age of maturity, may be kept for each 40,000 square feet.

R-A Zone:

The noncommercial keeping of horses on lots or parcels over 20,000 square feet in area and 100 feet in width, provided they are kept, fed and maintained not less than 50 feet from any residence existing at the time such use is established. Two such animals may be kept on each 20,000 square feet up to 1 acre and 2 such animals for each additional acre.

W-2 Zone:

Less than 1 acre:

The noncommercial keeping of horses on lots not less than 20,000 square feet in area and 100 feet in width, provided they are kept not less than 100 feet from any street and 20 feet from any property line. A maximum of 2 horses per 20,000 square feet and, in any event, not more than 4 horses on a lot will be permitted.

Greater than 1 acre:

The grazing of horses, not to exceed 5 animals per acre of all the land available; provided however, the systematic rotation of animals with more than 5 animals per acre is permitted so long as the total number of permitted animals is not exceeded. The provisions of this paragraph apply to mature breeding stock, maintenance stock, and similar farm stock, and shall not apply to the offspring thereof, if such offspring are being kept, fed, or maintained solely for sale, marketing, or slaughtering at the earliest practical age of maturity. In all cases the permissible number of animals per acre shall be computed upon the basis of the nearest equivalent ratio.

R-D Zone:

The noncommercial keeping of horses on lots or parcels over 20,000 square feet in area and 100 feet in width, provided they are kept, fed, and maintained not less than 50 feet from any residence existing at the time such use is established. Two such animals may be kept on each 20,000 square feet up to 1 acre and 2 such animals for each additional acre.

N-A Zone:

The grazing of horses is permitted subject to the following restrictions:

  • Not more than 2 animals for each acre shall be permitted.
  • The limitation on the amount of animals shall apply to mature breeding stock and maintenance stock, and shall not apply to the offspring of such stock, if such offspring are being kept, fed, and maintained solely for sale, marketing, or slaughtering at the earliest practical age. The permissible number of animals per parcel of land shall be computed upon the basis of the nearest equivalent ratio.

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