City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.310
Section 17C.310.100

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.310 Animal Keeping

Section 17C.310.100 Keeping of Large Domestic Animals
  1. Where Permitted.

The keeping of large domestic animals is permitted outright only in the RA zone. The definition of large domestic animal is stated in SMC 17A.020.040(AI)(1), Definitions.

  1. Standards Applicable to Keeping of Large Domestic Animals.
    1. The following ratios of area to animals apply:
      1. Large Domestic Animals.
        1. Three animals per gross acre on irrigated land.
        1. One animal per gross acre on non-irrigated land.
    1. Animal Enclosure Setbacks.

A structure or enclosure for animals shall meet the setback requirements for accessory structures. A side yard waiver may be used to reduce the side yard setback for covered accessory structures.

    1. Animal Enclosure

Animal enclosures must follow the development standards for accessory structures in residential zones as stated in SMC 17C.110.225 Accessory Structures.

    1. The owner or keeper of a large domestic animals shall keep the animal in a secure structure, enclosure or fenced lot or otherwise control the animal with an appropriate harness or retraining device capable of safely controlling the animal.
    1. Breeding of large domestic animals shall comply with SMC 17C.190.500.

Date Passed: Monday, March 24, 2014

Effective Date: Friday, May 9, 2014

ORD C35087 Section 2