Can I have horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats…?

If the zoning district (e.g., “S-3” “R-10” “R-20”) allows “Large animal husbandry” defined as, the care and raising of hoofed livestock for the personal use of residents of the property, 4-H market and breeding projects, except horses, cows, and pigs, and the care and raising of horses, cows, and pigs at the ratio of two (2) animals with their young (one year old or less) for the first acre of property and one additional animal for each additional one-half (½) acre. Horses, cows, or pigs may not be kept on parcels smaller than one acre. 

OR If the parcel has a Farm Animal Combining Zone (F). 

OR If it’s a 4-H market project requiring a no-fee special use permit (in certain zoning districts).

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1. What is the parcel zoning and APN?
2. Where else can I find the parcel APN?
3. Can I build a second unit on my parcel?
4. Does the parcel have any combining zones?
5. Can I have chickens?
6. Can I have horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats…?
7. When do I need a special use permit?
8. How are uses defined?
9. How do I obtain a special use permit?
10. How do you combine two or more parcels into one parcel?
11. How do you move property lines to reconfigure parcel boundaries?
12. I have two APNs. How do I know if I have two legal sellable parcels?
13. Does the County have PUD conditions on file?
14. Does the County have HOA CC&Rs on file?
15. Where can I find recorded maps?
16. Where can I find FEMA floodplain maps?
17. Where do I find planning applications?
18. I need to call Caltrans for an encroachment permit issue, who should I call?
19. I need to call HCD to start a mobilehome / RV park, who should I call?
20. I need to call CAL FIRE Lassen Modoc-Unit, who should I call?
21. What is required by AB 38 (2019)?
22. Where do I find the Minimum Fire Safe Regulations?
23. How do I know if the parcel is in a Firewise community?
24. Does being in a Firewise community help with obtaining fire insurance?
25. Where are wedding venues allowed?
26. How do I know if the parcel is in a Williamson Act Contract?
27. Am I allowed to camp in an RV on the property?
28. Can I live year-round in a tiny home on wheels?