How many horses or animals can I have on my property?
Outside of Town Planning Areas with adopted Specific Plans (Mariposa, Coulterville, Wawona, and Fish Camp), the Zoning Ordinance does not establish specific limit for the number of animals, including horses, which you can keep on your property. Rather, the Zoning Ordinance standards state the agricultural uses, including the raising of livestock, shall be permitted as long as the use is not conducted in such a way as to constitute a nuisance. Consequently, how you maintain your animals and the facilities for your animals, and how close your nearest neighbor is would ultimately determine how many horses you could keep without becoming a nuisance.
In the Agricultural Exclusive Zone, agricultural uses are permitted outright and there are no nuisance provisions in code.
In Town Planning Areas with adopted Specific Plans, you'll need to check directly with a planner to determine the applicable codes for your parcel.
The County has an adopted "Right to Agricultural Activity Ordinance". If you are interested in the provisions within this ordinance, please request the assistance of a planner.

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1. How do I request an investigation into possible code violations?
2. How is my property zoned?
3. My neighbor has a property full of “junk”! How much junk can my neighbor have on his property?
4. How do I go about getting a property owner to remove junk from their property? Why doesn't the county do something?
5. How many houses can I have on my property?
6. Are there any incorporated cities in Mariposa County?
7. What are my residential construction setbacks from property lines and roads?
8. My property does not front on a public road. Can I put the sign for my small business on my neighbor’s property which is on a public road?
9. Does the County enforce CC & R’s?
10. I have 9.99 acres in the Mountain Home Zone, which has a 5 acre minimum parcel size. Can I subdivide my parcel into two parcels?
11. What does TPA zone mean? And what can I do with my property?
12. How can I get the County to maintain my private road?
13. How many horses or animals can I have on my property?
14. Can I have a small business on my property?
15. How can I determine if I can subdivide my property?
16. My neighbor put a fence up and I think it is on my property, what can I do?
17. What is California Conservation (Williamson) Act? How do I put my property into the Williamson Act?
18. How do I cancel my Williamson Act Contract?
19. Does my project need Design Review and/or Historic Design Review?
20. My neighbor has horses near my property line. I am bothered by flies, and concerned about other pests and impacts of runoff and erosion to nearby creeks.