How Many Horses Can You Have in Washtenaw County Townships

May 11, 2013 — Leave a comment

How many horses can you have in the different townships in Washtenaw County?

P1030656 300x225 How Many Horses Can You Have in Washtenaw County TownshipsI am currently working with a client that wants to be able to have her 5 horses near her and not have to board them. So I’ve been researching how many horses were permitted in the different townships surrounding Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County.

Included are a few from Livingston County.

I have no idea how they each came up with different calculations, but here they are.

I will tell you that before you purchase a home with land or just land to build a home to please check with the township to verify their ordinance on horses.

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Each Township is different

Ann Arbor Township = 5 acres, 2 horses, R1,R1A,R2,R3

Augusta Township = 2 1/2 acre minimum, then 2 acres per horse

Bridgewater Township = 5 acre minimum, 1 horse per additional acre. No req. after 50 acres. Between 2 and 5 you need a special permit.

Dexter Township = 2½ acres for first 2 horses, 1¼ acre for each additional horse.

Freedom Township =10 acre minimum for horses.

Green Oak Township= 5 acres first 2 horses, 1 acre for each additional horse.

Hamburg Township 2 acres for first 2 horses, 2 acres for each additional horse.

Lima Township= 3 acres per horse,min of 2 in Zones RC, AG 1 and 2

Lodi Township= 5 acres for first horse, 1 acre each additional horse up to 30 acres.No requirements after 30 acres

Lyndon Township= 2-5 acres = 2 horses
; 5-10 acres = 4 horses; 10-20 acres = 8 horses
; Over 20.1 = no limit

Lyon Township= 2 acre minimum, 1 acre of open pasture per horse

Manchester= 2 acres for first 2 horses, 1 acre each additional horse.No requirements after 10 acres.

Northfield Township= 5 acres for first 3 horses, 1 acre each additional horse.

Pittsfield Township= 2.5 acres for first horse, 10 acres to breed or board horses.

Salem Township= 2 acres for first 2 horses, 1 acre each additional horse.
 Saline Township   10 acre minimum for horses.

Scio Township= 5 acres for 2 horses ) 2.5 acres for 2 horses (all other zones)

Sharon Township= 10 acre minimum for horses.

Superior Township= 4 acres for first horse

Sylvan Township= 2 acres for first 2 horses, 20,000 sq. fi. each 
additional horse. Must be zoned agricultural.

Unadilla Township= 2 acres for first horse, 1 acre for each additional horse

Webster Township= 5 acres minimum for 2 horses, 1 acre for each additional horse must be zoned AG

York Township= 5 Acres for 5 horses

Ypsilanti Township= 4 acres for 1 horse, 1 acre for each additional horse.

P1030646 300x225 How Many Horses Can You Have in Washtenaw County TownshipsSearch for homes and land near Ann Arbor

***Double check with each municipality before your home or land purchase as ordinances can change.***

Call us if you drive by and see a pretty piece of land we can help you get the survey, perk test of any restrictions on the land. 734-926-9797

 How Many Horses Can You Have in Washtenaw County Townships

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