North Carolina County Ordinances and Related Materials

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Editors Notes: All ordinances listed in this notebook are current and enforceable as of June 16, 1999 unless noted otherwise. Recommendations are included with ordinances for historical purposes or to provide the changes that have been proposed for a particular ordinance that might become part of that ordinance in the future.  Information provided is for educational purposes only; nothing herein constitutes the provision of legal advice or services. Links are to documents in PDF format and require the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

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North Carolina County Ordinances and Related Materials Summary

Counties With  Zoning Ordinances/Health Rules Governing Livestock Operations

Beaufort Edgecombe Hoke Robeson
Catawba Northhampton Moore Scotland
Chatham Gastonia Polk Wayne
Columbus Halifax Randolph
Craven Harnett Richmond

Beaufort

Ordinance Providing for a Moratorium on Intensive Livestock Operations in Beaufort County: May 5, 1997

Intensive Livestock Operations Recommendations Report: February 2, 1999

Intensive Livestock Operations Committee Report: October 5, 1998

Recommendations of the Beaufort County Intensive Livestock Operations Study Committee: September 25, 1998

 

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Catawba

Editor's Note: This proposed ordinance was not passed. It is included here only for example purposes.
Catawba County Ordinance and Regulations Governing Intensive Livestock Operations: Proposal date unknown

 

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Chatham

                    Chatham County Ordinance Regulating Swine Farms: May 18, 1998

 

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Columbus

                     Columbus County Rules, Intensive Livestock Operations: December 30, 1996

Appendix A to Columbus County Rules, Intensive Livestock Operation, Supporting Documents and Information Required of Intensive Livestock Operations Within Columbus County

Appendix B to Columbus County Rules, Intensive Livestock Operation, Best Management Practices (BMP's) for Reduction of Odor in Intensive Livestock Operations (ILO's)

Natural Resource Conservation Practice Standard for Closure of Abandoned Waste Treatment Lagoons and Waste Storage Ponds (998)

 

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Craven

                    Ordinance Governing Intensive Livestock Operations: April 20, 1998

Appendix A to the Craven County Ordinance Governing Intensive Livestock Operations

Findings and Recommendations of the Craven County Intensive Livestock Operations Moratorium Study Committee, Summary Report

 

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Edgecombe

Editor's Note: There is no ILO ordinance in Edgecombe County as of the time this notebook was published.
Edgecombe County Board of Health Action Plan Regarding ILO's: July 15, 1996, effective as of July 8, 1998

 

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Gastonia

Gastonia City Code; Regulation, Control, and Care of Animals (Valid as of June 9, 1999)

 

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Halifax

Halifax County Code, Halifax County Intensive Livestock Operation Ordinance: November 22, 1993

Appendix A to the Halifax County Code Intensive Livestock Operation

Appendix B to the Halifax County Code Intensive Livestock Operation

Editor's Notes:  Although this is not an ILO ordinance it is included here because it pertains to the validity of county health ordinances as addressed in City of Roanoke Rapids v. Peedin, 124 N.C. App. 578, 478 S.E.2d 528 (1996).  See North Carolina Court Cases.  
Halifax County Smoking Ordinance

 

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Harnett

Development Guidelines For Poultry and Swine Industries in Harnett County, North Carolina: January 1, 1993

Letter, Anyone Wishing to Participate in Development Guidelines May Do So: February 11, 1993

                     Table of Permitted Uses

                     Use Requirements For Swine Farm

 

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Hoke

Editor's Note: This proposed ordinance was not passed. It is included here only for example purposes.
Intensive Livestock Operation Regulation and Control: Proposal date unknown

 

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Moore

An Ordinance Regulating New and Expanding Intensive Swine Operations: September 21, 1998

Appendix A, Moore County Emergency Action Plan; County Services Plan For Liquid Animal Waste Systems Serving Intensive Livestock Operations

Appendix B, Moore County Emergency Action Plan; Individual Farm Plan For Animal Waste Discharge

 

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Northhampton

Editor's Note: This proposed ordinance was not passed. It is included here only for example purposes.
Northhampton County Health Department Regulations Governing Intensive Livestock Operations, Draft #5: August 5, 1996

 

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Polk

Ordinance to Place a Moratorium on the Construction/ Operation of Large Scale Hog Farms, Asphalt Plants, Petroleum Tank Farms, Public or Private Landfills, Chip Mills, and Incinerators in Polk County: August 6, 1998

 

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Randolph

Amendment to Randolph County Zoning Ordinance To Provide For Regulation of Swine Farms: March 23, 1998

Editor's Note: The old rules included here are no longer valid and are include for example purposes only.
Rules To Protect Ground Water and Surface Water From Animal Waste Contamination Associated With Intensive Livestock Operations: Date unknown

Randolph County Zoning Ordinance:  Permitted Uses and Special Use District-Residential Agricultural

 

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Richmond

Richmond County Intensive Livestock Rules, Adopted by the Richmond County Board of Health: August 20, 1996, Amended April 15, 1997

 

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Robeson

Proposed Robeson County Rules To Determine If Intensive Livestock Operation Is A Public Health Nuisance:  November 1, 1996

 

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Scotland

                    Scotland County Rules, Intensive Livestock Operation: November 15, 1994

Scotland County Rules, To Determine If Intensive Livestock Operation Is Public Health Nuisance: September 5, 1996

 

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Wayne

                   Wayne County Zoning Regulations 501.3, Mobile Home Lots: April 7, 1998

       Wayne County Subdivision Ordinance Amendment 404.6 Swine Farm Setbacks:  April 7, 1998

 

 

 

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