Alachua County, FL, County Code

Updated February 2022

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Urban Livestock

The county's Unified Land Development Code addresses the noncommercial raising of poultry or livestock on parcels less than five acres (ยง404.13). It establishes permitted numbers of and general standards for keeping equines, cattle, goats and sheep, and hogs on agricultural-rural residential parcels of less than five acres; permits the keeping of up to six chickens as an accessory use to any single-family residence subject to prohibitions and enclosure and setback standards; and permits the keeping of Vietnamese potbellied pigs in certain residential districts, subject to standards.

Alachua, FL

2010 Population: 247,336

2010 Population Density: 282.66/square mile