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Title: 7 - Health and Welfare

Chapter: 42 - Right to Farm

Section: 50 - Nuisance Complaints

An interested party may submit a written complaint to the nuisance abatement officer or the County Agricultural Commissioner for an opinion as to whether a particular agricultural operation constitutes a nuisance.  In the event a dispute arises between an owner of an agricultural operation and a resident (or residents) or other business activity in or about the locality thereof as to whether a particular agricultural operation constitutes a nuisance, an interested party may submit a written complaint to the local public agency that regulates nuisance abatement. The county may exercise its discretion in the manner and to the extent to which an investigation is required and may respond in any way deemed appropriate to the circumstances including by writing, through a phone call or by an in-person visit.  The nuisance abatement officer shall consult with the County Agricultural Commissioner as part of his/her investigation regarding a nuisance complaint.  The county shall not prosecute nuisance complaints against Agricultural Operations without the approval of the Agricultural Commissioner.  The County is not required to investigate complaints if the county has reason to believe that the complaint is based on normally accepted agricultural practices.

 

 (Ord. 2008-005 § 2008)