Polk County Restricts Roaming Farm Animals

Polk County Commissioners voted to no longer let farm animals to roam the streets.

The new ordinance will restrict farm animals in urban and suburban Polk County residential areas.

Commissioners have received numerous complaints from residents about animals causing noise, odors and property damage, so now livestock and fowl must now be kept in a fenced area at least 50 feet from property lines.

Farms and Future Farmers of America (FFA) projects are exempt from the new ordinance.

Lucky for Polk County roosters, the ordinance does not restrict their roaming free.